Uganda: UN Chief Urges Government to Reopen Schools

The United Nations Fund for Population activities country representative, Mr Alain Sibenaler, has asked government to provide safe ways and consider reopening of schools to address the effects the closure of institutions of learning has brought unto the girl child. “Time is right for Uganda to look at standard operating procedures that fully respect the […]

UNBS Certifies Four (4) More Companies To Produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified four (4) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 6th August 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to forty-nine (49). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could […]

UNBS Certifies Ten (10) More Companies To Produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified ten (10) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 17th July 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to forty-five (45). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could […]

UNBS Certifies Twelve (12) More Companies To Produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified twelve (12) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 8th July 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to thirty-five (35). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could […]

UNBS Certifies Over 90 More Companies To Produce Sanitizers

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified 98 more companies to produce sanitizers as of 8th July 2020. This is aimed at protecting consumers from buying sanitisers that do not comply with standards and are harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19. The 98 companies are an addition to the 38 companies […]

Celestial Events Liven Up Sky This Week

If life on Earth has become tedious with coronavirus restrictions, celestial activity this week promises some excitement. In addition to an ongoing meteor shower, the year’s last supermoon is out and will be seen at its best Thursday. The annual Halley’s Comet meteor shower peaked Monday, but the meteor streaks will still be visible in […]

Unimpressed by Online Classes, College Students Seek Refunds

They wanted the campus experience, but their colleges sent them home to learn online during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, saying they’re not getting the caliber of education they were promised. The suits reflect students’ […]

VC Statement on Outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are all now aware of the outbreak of the New Coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Although the World Health Organization has not declared the outbreak of the virus a global pandemic, the virus has been detected in …

Public Dialogue on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH)-Uganda, World Health Organisation (WHO)-Uganda, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Uganda and the African Field Epidemiology Netwo…

CAES RIF Research Team Meets Kamuli Piggery Sector Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the piggery sector in Kamuli have endorsed the proposal by Makerere University research team to integrate Artificial Insemination (AI) Technology and Elite genetics to transform the Pig Value Chain in the District. The farmers also agre…

Mak PhD Forum to Spur Completion Rates

World over, the role of a university has been expanding from teaching to research, innovation and outreach activities owing to the need for the contribution of Universities towards national and global development agenda. In Uganda, university graduate …