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Nkumba University Exhibition stall attracts close to 400 high school students

Nkumba University Exhibition stall attracted a whooping 360 high school students, parents and teachers from approximately 50 schools at the just concluded 13th Blended Higher Education Institutions Exhibition at UMA show ground Lugogo, Kampala.

Under the theme, ‘Enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment with ODEL in Higher Education‘ the event attracted 62 exhibitors, with over 5,000 people in attendance.

Nkumba University joined 45 other higher institutions of learning in the 3 day Exhibition exercise.

Each school sent atleast 2 representatives. School of law exhibited modern Quick Response electronic interface where students can instantly get academic documents by simply scanning a QR code. The idea was coined by Counsel Lubogo, a lecturer at School of Law.

Law students explaining to a s.6 candidate how the QR code interface works

Nkumba University marketing manager, Mr. Bbosa Sulaiman thanked the team for keeping the University’s flag high, ” I want to thank you for your resilience amidst limited resources, I am tremendously impressed by your devotion. I am certain we will do more projects together for the success of our University, thank you for keepingthe University’s flaghigh.”

Madam Robinah Walube from SBA having a chat with Prof. Charles Okidia, an Alumni.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the National Council for Higher Education-NCHE boss Prof. Mary Okwakol was impressed that though many institutions and companies did not comply with the theme of the Exhibition, many Exhibitors showed academic prowess with practically relevant innovations citing a technical institute that came up with technology that helps people with physical disabilities to use computers.

Professor Okwakol also called for Gorvernment intervention in key factors affecting higher institutions of learning most especially internet costs.

The Exhibition commenced on Thursday 22 September with Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt.Hon Thomas Tayebwa officiating the opening ceremony.

Deputy Speaker Tayebwa noted that higher institutions of learning should embrace Open Distance E-learning-ODEL to catch up with the technological trend and ease students access to academic data.

Rt Hon. Thomas Tayebwa at the exhibition on Thursday.

Deputy Speaker also revealed that he had discussed with Uganda Communication Commission and ICT Ministry to formulate a law that calls for free internet rating for school websites.

Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a passionate communicator, armed with a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and currently moving closer to obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. Alongside his academic pursuits, Nashonji assumes the vital position of chief Editor for Nkumba University's News Website, news.nkumbauniversity.ac.ug, where he plays an instrumental role in shaping and delivering well grounded content to the university community and beyond. Driven by an unwavering commitment to his craft, Nashonji possesses a diverse range of knowledge and skills sets that render him an invaluable asset to any media-related venture. His passion for excellence and keen eye for detail set him apart, making him a true asset in the world of communication.


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