Ugandan exam results delivered by SMS

Yesterday results of some 513, 219 pupils who sat their Primary Leaving Examinations in 2009 were made known to the public. Over 10% were delivered, for the first time, by SMS. In December last year, the Uganda National Examinations Board announced that it had contracted a local company, SMS Media Uganda Ltd to distribute results […]

Ugandan district e-governance project delayed

A Ugandan government plan to wire all district local governments on a virtual platform to popularise e-governance and minimise burgeoning administrative spending has been blocked by Parliament. The House committee on Information, Communication and Technology says it will authorise implementation of the $60 million (Shs114b) project only after officials offer proper accountability for the national […]

Makerere to decentralise using video conferencing

Makerere University has embarked on a programme to decongest the university by opening regional centres across Uganda. Students from rural areas will be able to access lectures via a video conference system at five regional centres. The programme, which kicks off next month, follows an agreement signed on Monday between the university and  Uganda Telecom […]

Uganda to expand rural information system

The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and the Ugandan government have signed an agreement to expand a programme that helps rural farmers increase their income through ICT-enabled crop marketing services. The Rural Information System (RIS) programme enables farmers to send and receive production and market information through 26 information centres in isolated areas […]

Makerere student designs blood donor MIS

A dissertation on “A Web-based blood donor management information system for the Red Cross Society, Uganda” by Frederick Kanobe, a student at Makerere University’s School of Graduate Studies has recently been published by the Uganda Scholarly Digital Library. via Makerere University Research Repository, 26 Nov 2009

Uganda creates service providers register

The Ugandan Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority has launched a Register of Providers, an online platform that profiles service providers in a bid to streamline the public bidding process. All local and international companies wishing to do business with the Ugandan Government will be expected to have their profiles in the database. […]

New HR system for Uganda’s Defence Force

The Ugandan defence ministry has launched a new HR system, which is expected to remove ‘ghosts’ from its payrolls. Before launching the system, the ministry had to deal with bulky paper-work, tinkering by paymasters, inadequate response in case of accidents and ‘ghost soldiers’. The new system is backed by fingerprint security which aims to eliminate […]

Uganda selects commercial package for HR and Payroll

The Government of Uganda has selected FreeBalance, a Canadian software company, to provide an Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS) as part of the Public Service Reform Programme (PSRP). The FreeBalance solution is a fully integrated web-based human resource information management and payroll system designed exclusively for government. It is a turnkey implementation of  commercial […]

Health Informatics grants

The Fogarty International Center, part of the US National Institutes of Health, today announced it will award more than $9.23 million to eight global health informatics programs over the next five years – two of them from Africa. The University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa will use its new award to develop research and training […]

Uganda Stock Exchange Goes Electronic

by David Mugabe, New Vision via allAfrica.com Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) has embarked on educating the public about the securities central depository that will end paper certificates. “It means we are going to move away from paper to an environment where ownership can be evidenced in electronic form,” said Simon Rutega, USE chief executive officer. […]

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