Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

Speke Resort Adhering To Strict Health Guidelines As It Reopens

In his latest address to the nation regarding coronavirus (COVID 19) held on 18th May, President Yoweri Museveni offered a number of measures to guide the country in the easing the lockdown that gripped the country in the past two months.

One such advisory was to let hotels and food restaurants to open for business as long as the clients observe social-distancing and other standard operating procedures like washing hands and sanitizing.

And following that presidential guidance, Speke Resort and Conference Center Munyonyo has announced that it is now open for business. “We have utilized this time to implement detailed measures to prepare ourselves to welcome you back whenever you feel safe and confident to travel and meet,” the hotel said.   

“Our team is leaving no stones unturned to ensure your visit to our resort is safe, by adhering to strict health and hygiene guidelines. We have implemented a number of additional measures for your safety and wellbeing when you stay with us,” it added.

This means that you can now visit Speke Resort comfortably without any fear of health risks as long as you take personal caution.

The award-winning Speke Resort recently announced it had come up with a strategy that shall see its clients meet at the luxurious conference center while assured of their safety. The hotel resort mapped out several sitting options for delegates in future meetings to effectively implement social distancing as the new order.

 

COVID19: Kampala Parents Executes Learn At Home TV Show To Help PLE Candidates

Kampala Parents School has lined up exciting & educative content for Primary Seven (P7) students who are now quarantined in their homes as the country joins the rest of the world in trying to defeat the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.

The school, through a televised show on NTV Uganda, on Monday through to Friday at 8 am to 9 am, conducts lessons covering the leading four subjects under the primary level curriculum and examined by Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB).

The TV how codenamed Learn At Home has teachers teaching Mathematics, Science, English language and Social Studies. The program’s efforts are to help P7 students prepare for the national Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).

Because of the disruptions caused by COVID19, the ministry of education doesn’t know when the country will be able to reopen schools that were directed to close their operations on 20th March 2020 by President Yoweri Museveni as a measure to protect learners from contracting the global virus.

This also means the education ministry and UNEB don’t know when it will conduct the PLE examinations – these usually take place end of November. The registration of P7 candidates which usually takes place in the first term (February – May) hasn’t happened either.

When schools reopen, they will have to deal with the registration of candidates as well as try to beat time to accomplish the academic syllabus.

Schools with resources like Kampala Parents are turning to traditional media and new technology to teach their candidates. The program on NTV Uganda and the use of social media platforms like Facebook Live and YouTube have been adopted by the school.

In a message to parents following the school’s closure, Daphine Kato, Kampala Parents’ School principal said they had given students sufficient work that will enable them to revise during the period they will be away from school.

“You are requested to provide the necessary guidance so that they can benefit from this revision,” Kato said in the letter to parents. “This period should not be taken as any other holiday where our children can visit relatives and or go to a place like leisure parks and other gatherings.

“We request that you restrict their movement apart from situations where it is inevitable. Strictly adhere to the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of health.” Kato added.

 

Delhi Public School International To Start Teaching Robotics, Coding

Delhi Public School International To Start Teaching Robotics, Coding

Delhi Public School International (DPSI), the only international school in Uganda teaching India’s acclaimed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), will next year in May start their ‘stem and Robotics programme.’

Under these programmes, the school, a member of the Ruparelia Group, said, will teach fundamental engineering concepts, design, building, testing and basics of coding.

“Our school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer, high moral standards and the fact that our students strive for excellence in all spheres of school life,” the school of the upcoming projects.

Coding is the process of using a programming language to get a computer to behave how you want it to. Every line of code tells the computer to do something, and a document full of lines of code is called a script.

Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. This field overlaps with electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, nanotechnology and bioengineering.

Delhi Public School International recently had representatives of universities from the UK and Canada offer their career guidance to their students.

“Our students having one on one Career Guidance sessions with representatives from various universities in Canada and the UK. This Career Guidance Fair was organized at DPSI by S3 Education,” DPSI posted on social media with pictures of the career guidance sessions.

Delhi Public School International said that as an international school they have an obligation to prepare their students to be able to make the right academic choices and for that matter, they have engaged some of the best international universities in the world to share their experiences.

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Delhi Public School International Learners Get Career Guidance From UK, Canada Universities

Many times, young students make wrong academic choices especially when it comes to the courses they are to study at university. These wrongly chosen courses equally lead these students to careers they don’t like or have talents to excel.

To avoid, Delhi Public School International (DPSI), the only international school in Uganda teaching India’s acclaimed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), had representatives of universities from the UK and Canada offer their career guidance to their students.

“Our students having one on one Career Guidance sessions with representatives from various universities in Canada and the UK. This Career Guidance Fair was organized at DPSI by S3 Education,” DPSI posted on social media with pictures of the career guidance sessions.

Delhi Public School International said that as an international school they have an obligation to prepare their students to be able to make the right academic choices and for that matter, they have engaged some of the best international universities in the world to share their experiences.

DPSI, a member of the Ruparelia Group, also involves parents ‘in the school planning process because students develop better social skills and improved behaviour when their parents are involved at school.’

“Our school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer, high moral standards and the fact that our students strive for excellence in all spheres of school life,” the school in a public statement.

DPSI as a school is both modern and forward-looking, yet remains close to the values on which it was founded.

It has recently invested in world-class laboratories ‘because combining classroom teaching with laboratory experiments ensures students interact directly with the data gathered to get a first-hand learning experience.’

“At Delhi Public School International Kampala, we try to recognize the imperative of imparting an educational experience that is world-class in every respect and which prepares children for global citizenship.

We believe that a curriculum of excellence with a global dimension is central to the education of children to face the challenges of the 21st century with confidence and strength of character,” the school said. 

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