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Universities Consider Improving Online Assessment Makerere University 5 1 Top story

Dr. Julianne Sansa, a lecturer at Makerere University from the College of Computing and Information Science gave a recap of her experience with online assessment during the engagement.
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Gulu University Showcases COVID-19 Herb at East Africa Trade Expo COVILYCE cure 2

Covilyce-1 herbal medicine was created by scientists at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Studies (Pharm-Biotech), backed by over 200 herbalists from the Acholi sub-region to treat COVID-19. the drug, they say, can cure COVID-19 patients within 72 hours of administering.
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Two Candidates in Uganda's COVID-19 Vaccine Race Reach Animal Trial Stage WHO 4 1

The vaccines manufactured under the Presidential Scientific Initiative on Epidemics (PRESIDE) are using different technologies; One is using the ChAdOx1 also known as the Adenovirus-vectored technology, used in the development of the AstraZeneca vaccine while the others are using the Messenger RNA technology (mRNA) that was used for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
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Musenero Explains UGX 8m Mouse for Covid-19 Vaccine Test 6 1

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero has defended the cost of mice that are going to aid the process of developing a Covid-19 vaccine in Uganda.
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Journalists Blocked from Select Committee Probing Musenero Covid-19 vaccine 3 2

Dr. Musenero requested that the presentations on the status of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine research be heard by MPs on camera because they need to protect intellectual property.
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Study on COVID-19 Herbal Drug Complete 1 1

The drug which was tested on more than 100 patients at Mulago National Referral Hospital was being promoted as having antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immunological properties and that it will help in the cure of many other infections apart from COVID-19.
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How Online Technology is Enhancing Human Trafficking 1 Top story

Traffickers are currently using technology to profile, recruit, control and exploit their victims as well as using the Internet, especially the dark web, to hide illegal materials stemming from trafficking and their real identities from investigators.
17:38
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UNBS Gets Mobile Labs to Enhance Product Testing Speed MTN Uganda 2 1

The testing of the products has often been delayed because of the movement of samples from the production sites to the UNBS testing labs in Kireka, which led to more expenses on the part of the producers.
15:04
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Belgium Joins in to Rescue Uganda's Young Innovators 4

The United Nations Capital Development Fund - UNCDF - says many innovations are made because the innovators get an idea without thinking about the market. Despite an exciting product, it is rendered useless.
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MOE Gets Equipment to Enable Long Distance Learning for BTVET Institutions 2

The equipment which consists of laptops, data storage sticks, projectors and smart boards was given to 10 institutions. These include; Ntinda Vocational Institute, Nakawa Vocational Institute, Rucid Organic College, Lwetanga Farm Institute, Sesse Farm Institute, Busitema Univerity and Kaberamaido Technical Institute. Other institutions include: National Instructors College Abilonino, Bobbi Polytechnic and Bukalasa Agriculture College.
15:51
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WHO Recommends Two Antibiotics for COVID-19 Treatment

The recommendations are based on evidence from ongoing trials that show the two antibodies reduce the risk of hospitalisation and duration in symptoms if those at the highest risk of acquiring severe disease for instance unvaccinated persons, the old or immunosuppressed patients.
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Uganda's Digital Economy Growth Hampered By High Cost of Data-Report 5 1 Top story

The report shows that Uganda has invested significant amounts of money in developing ICT in the country, but there is a lack of coordination between the government policies and the aspirations of the private sector.
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J&J COVID Vaccine Found to Offer More Protection After Booster Dose

A statement issued on the company's website on Tuesday on findings from the EMSEMBLE study which has 45,000 participants from around the world shows another shot of the vaccine administered 14 days after the first jab offer 100 percent protection against severe or critical COVID-19, 75 percent protection against symptomatic COVID globally
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Rotary International President Pledges to Aid Long Distance Learning Makerere University 1 1

Today, as he concluded his three-day visit to Uganda, the Rotary International President Shekar Mehta pledged partnership with the government of Uganda to support distance learning through raising resources to procure supportive equipment like radios and televisions. He was addressing journalists after a visit to Makerere University which hosts one of the seven Rotary Peace Centres across the World.
17:11
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Health Ministry Launches New 12 billion Disease Surveillance System MInistry of Health 2

The system will be able deployed in all parts of the country and will be able to detect future epidemics in the country. As part of the new system, health workers and members of the community will be able to report suspicious diseases early which will then be monitored by epidemiologist at the command center in Kampala
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Makerere Students Displeased With Postponement of Exams Makerere University 3 1 Top story

“A stress test carried out on the capacity of MUELE servers were run through administering a quiz on Saturday last week. Whereas 4813 users were online, only 2474 equivalent to 51.4 percent were able to complete with submission of their work,” Kakumba said in a circular issued on Sunday.
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Makerere Allows Students to Sit Exams with Pending Tuition Dues AIMS 1 1 Top story

In his circular issued on Tuesday evening, the University Bursar, Evarist Bainomugisha said that the senate had allowed continuing students and first-years to proceed with their forthcoming examinations and clear the fees when the new system is fully operational.
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Namanve, Kiruhura Innovation Centres To be Ready By 2023 3 1

This project is aimed at enhancing the technology and skills of Ugandans to participate in strategic national infrastructure projects and manufacturing industries.
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Mak Online Exam Registration Puzzles Students Makerere University 2 1

Maria Namukasa, a student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences explains that she has found challenges attempting to activate her account since last week in vain. She is worried that she has spent more time trying to activate the account than revising to prepare for examinations.
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Researchers Want Drug Regulators to Relax Approval Process for Covid-19 Herbal Treatments NDA 1 1

According to the researchers, the time needed to carry out trials to get approvals is too long given the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. They argue herbs are part and partial of the African lifestyle and are safe.
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