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Nkumba University Exhibition stall attracts close to 400 high school students

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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.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."
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