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New Regional 5-day ICT Teachers Retooling workshop at Mbale SS starts on 7th May 2018

The Ministry of Education and sports (MoES) in conjunction with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and KAWA have organized a five days retooling workshop for secondary school teachers in the Eastern region scheduled to take place at Mbale Secondary School starting from 7th to 11th May 2018. Two teachers from each of 107 schools in Busia, Tororo, Butaleja, Palisa, Budaka, Kibuku, Mbale, Bududa, Manafwa, Namisindwa, Sironko, Bulambuli, Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwa districts which received computers through UCC’s Rural Communications Development Fund (RCDF), have been invited to attend the workshop. A sample of the invitation letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, of Read More

Joint Website for Uganda ICT Teachers Now Online

This week I have been working on the website for Uganda ICT Teachers Association (UITA) which I volunteered to develop free of charge. The general design is now ready  and the website is publically accessible at ictteachersug.net, although still under development (some page content is to be added/edited in the coming days and new posts added). Some of the features on the UITA website are: ✅A navigation structure with links to key sections on the website, including a quick links menu to a number of resourceful systems. ✅A slideshow on the home page with featured information such as vital notices. Read More

Summary: RESOURCEFUL ICT AND COMPUTER STUDIES BOOKS BY MUKALELE ROGERS

Here’s a list of books authored by Mukalele Rogers currently on market. Every year the books are updated basing on new developments in ICT and new trends  at UNEB and changes in the syllabi. 1. Computer Studies for Uganda Price: 35,000/= Based on O Level NCDC Computer Studies Syllabus topic by topic. Complete notes on all the twelve chapters in the syllabus. Comprehensive coverage on new topics including: programming (program design with pseudo code and flow charts, using both C and Visual Basic programming languages). Updated notes on Web design, trends in computing, applications and computer networks. Has theory class Read More

Bedesoft.org: Sharing Audio, Video to Enhance Learning

Bedesoft.org E-LEARNING PLATFORM FOR UGANDA is a new initiative by Sir. MUNYAGWA NICHOLUS KUSIRIKA. the website has a great set of video and audio lessons explaining some key ICT and Computer Studies concepts. The Nicholas is an ICT teacher at Nakamwa SSS, but he is also does school music composition and software development at bedhesoft company, the creator of the popular ELECTRONIC SCHOOLS’ INFORMATION SYSTEM esis being used by several Ugandan schools. He earned the “SIR” title from his highness the King of Buganda after composing the “EBINYIGA OBUGANDA ” single that portrayed all historical and political challenges of Buganda Read More

My Session on Child Themes at #WordCampKampala

Day Two of #WordCampKampala has started really well. We have had some ‘Bazungu’ sharing with us inspirational stories about blogging and online presence. Participants have also shared thier experiences. UP NEXT: My Session on Child themes. In brief: When trying to make changes to a website, such as copyright information in the footer, a many people opt to edit their ‘parent’ themes directly. This creates a number of problems. The biggest disadvantage is that any modifications made to the theme in this way will be lost once the theme is updated. As a consequence, users either won’t be able to Read More

My #WordCampKampala session on SSL

Today is the D-Day for #WordCampKampala. Everything has started as scheduled. Earlier speakers have delivered inspiring talks on creating an online Digital Footprint, doing Website Consultancy and doing SEO as an Internet Marketing Strategy. Arthur Kasirye talking about SEO as an Internet Marketing Strategy Christo Innocent leading a session on How to establish and expand your Digital Footprint online. My Session: Moving Toward SSL At 12:30 pm, I am going to lead a session on SSL, What it is, Why you should care about it and How to do it. I will also do a practial demo at the end Read More

INFORMATION ON S6 LEAVERS PUJAB FORMS FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES ADMISSIONS Board (PUJAB) is a committee comprising representatives from all public universities to oversee the public university admissions. The PUJAB offices are housed at Makerere University Senate building. PUJAB conducts government admissions for the eight public universities of Makerere, Gulu, Kabale, Kyambogo, Lira, Muni, Busitema and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), as well as Makerere University Business School (MUBS). Government sponsors 4,000 students every academic year. 3,000 are admitted on academic merit while another 1,000 are admitted on the district quota system. The application form for placement of students to public universities is completed by Senior Read More

See you at WordCamp Kampala 2017 as we discuss Web Development with WordPress

I have been confirmed as one of the speakers at the forthcoming WordCamp Kampala 2017, to be held @OutboxHub from 16th to 17 December 2017. I am going to lead two sessions, one on SSL and another on WordPress Child themes. What are WordCamps? WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the leading open source content management software (CMS) that powers over 75 million sites on the web (over 25% of the world’s websites). WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional web developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and Read More

UNEB releases Subsidiary ICT Support Files 2017, grants public download

Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has released this year’s Support Files for Subsidiary ICT practical papers S850/2 and S850/3, and for the first time, uploaded them to their publically accessible resource portal, where anyone can download without need for logging in to the system. This is going to be the second time support files are to be used during Subsidiary ICT Practical examinations since thier introduction in 2016. The concept of ICT examination Support Files is new Uganda, but has been used before by international examination bodies like Cambridge IGCSE. What are Support Files? Support Files’ are specimen files that Read More

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

We walk by faith, not by sight . . . while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. (2 Corinthians 5:7; 4:18) The Christian life is a walk. It is comprised of day by day steps from where we are to where the Lord wants us to go (both spiritually and geographically). This walk is undertaken by faith, not by sight. “We walk by faith, not by sight.”   Walking by sight is the natural manner by which human beings walk. This is true both for literal walking, as Read More