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Wikis in history education
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Wikis in history education

Ugandan history teaching is becoming dangerously irrelevant. This is the concern of Dorothy Sebbowa, a lecturer in history education at Makerere University.  “The country risks losing knowledge of its own past,” she warns. But through changing the way history is taught, that knowledge can be saved. by Tewodros Alemayehu Makerere is Uganda’s largest university, and still uses a teaching model where one lecturer addresses […]

“Looking forward” in North Uganda
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“Looking forward” in North Uganda

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War has a devastating effect on the lives of the children caught up in it. Education is one of the first things to suffer the disruption to daily life caused by conflict, while the effects of trauma can last for many years after the end of hostilities. The Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in Northern Uganda became particularly notorious worldwide for the abduction and abuse […]

Makerere University Innovation Centre: building ideas
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Makerere University Innovation Centre: building ideas

The new and old buildings of Uganda’s oldest university, Makerere University, occupy an entire hill. In 2011 Makerere University became the first university in sub-Saharan Africa to have a Microsoft Innovation Center. The construction of the centre was as a result of a partnership between The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Microsoft to establish innovation hubs across Africa. Makerere University, a public […]

Ugandan drone causes buzz
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Ugandan drone causes buzz

This week in the Uganda News Review: the school in Malaba and the woman who built it up from scratch, the latest feat in Ugandan engineering, and the scheme to send 1,000 more students to University this year. Read on… Uganda News in Brief: floating island blocks Luzira port (Monitor) ++++  Infighting damages Museveni presidential campaign (Observer) ++++ National census to create 1000 jobs […]

Learn with Grandma
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Learn with Grandma

At the 2011 eLearning Africa Conference in Tanzania, a Welsh grandmother and a Cameroonian Chief realised that they had the same fear – in the digital age, the past was being left behind.   by Jonathan Adebayo Gaston Donnat Bappa, from the Babimbi region of Cameroon, was concerned that “we are losing traditional skills in Africa at an alarming rate”. Valerie Wood Gaiger had come […]

Uganda: home of health innovations
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Uganda: home of health innovations

Bonita Nanziri is a student at Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest University. A friend of hers, Jonathan, was in his final year of medical school when he passed on due to sickle cell anaemia.  Together with three friends, she formed AfriGal Tech to work on technologies to fight this hereditary disease. by Mark Keith Muhumuza “Jonathan had always wanted to find a solution […]

Mathematics teacher turns Gayaza hearts (repost)
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Mathematics teacher turns Gayaza hearts (repost)

 Ronald Ddungu, Deputy Head of Gayaza High School, Kampala, has been an eLearning aficionado ever since eLearning Africa 2008 in Kenya. At this year’s Conference he will be one of the leaders of a workshop entitled “Teachers in the 21st Century: opportunities provided by e- and mLearning“. This is his story. by Racheal Ninsiima  This article was originally published in the Observer In 2008, […]