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Makerere goes digital.

Makerere University Makerere University is Uganda's largest university. It was first established as a technical school in 1922, and in 1963 it became the University of East Africa, offering courses leading to general degrees of the University of London.  in Kampala, Uganda, has announced plans to become the first university in East Africa to install new ICT (1) (Information and Communications Technology) An umbrella term for the information technology field. See IT.

(2) (International Computers and Tabulators) See ICL.

1. (testing) ICT - In Circuit Test.
 for the use of students and faculty whether on the campus or remotely. Thanks to an International Finance Corporation grant of $1.5m, students will be able to manage their course work as well as crosscheck cross·check  
tr.v. cross·checked, cross·check·ing, cross·checks
1. To verify by comparing with parallel or supplementary data.

2.
 their assignments with the use of the internet portal.

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (pronunciation ) (born c.
, who described the technology as crucial for students as "a knowledge multiplier multiplier

In economics, a numerical coefficient showing the effect of a change in one economic variable on another. One macroeconomic multiplier, the autonomous expenditures multiplier, relates the impact of a change in total national investment on the nation's total
", launched the project. At the launch, the IFC's Scott Featherstone borrowed Nelson Mandela's words that "education is the most powerful weapon to use to change the world". He added that the challenge is "for all of us to ensure that higher standards of education are achieved through modern methods of conducting educational activities, especially using ICTs". In total, 15 universities in six other African countries, including Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria, have already gone digital.
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Title Annotation:Education; Makerere University
Publication:African Business
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6UGAN
Date:Jul 1, 2007
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