Items filtered by date: Monday, 07 September 2020

COVID19 Pushes Forest Cottages To Repackage Rates

Service providers in the tourism sectors are each day pondering how to stay afloat in the face of the COVID19 pandemic. For positive results, many are coming up with special rates to appeal to a domestic market which had been outpriced by the hospitality industry.

Forest Cottages in Naguru, a member of Speke Group of Hotels, has announced unbeatable offers in an attempt to serve their clients affordably and sufficiently.

Forest Cottages, which are located in a serene and secure suburb of Kampala city, is offering discounted prices on single deluxe rooms, apartments and luxurious suites.

You can also exclusively book the entire hotel for scientific parties, occupancy and other uses for a paltry Shs5M a day. Forest Cottages boasts of 27 rooms, and cottages, nice gardens, swimming pool, four (4) conference halls, restaurant and bar and terraces.

The Shs5m a day offer will get you bed and breakfast; but for Shs7m a day offer can get you bed, breakfast and dinner for a maximum of 30 people. This offer is on till 30th September 2020.

Forest Cottages is a brilliantly designed luxury cottages nestled within a peaceful African forest setting in the heart of Uganda’s capital Kampala.

While at Forest Cottages, you can feel the touch of nature while enjoying the comfort of modern conveniences like, internet, telephone, television and locally made furniture.

Selectively planted smaller trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers make Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco-tourists alike.

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Ruparelia Foundation Donates Computers To Journalism Institute

Ruparelia Foundation through Kampala Parents’ School has donated 10 computers to African Institute for Investigative Journalism.

The donation was handed over to Solomon Sserwanja, the Institute’s Executive Director, Mrs. Daphine Kato the Principal Kampala Parents School.

Mrs. Kato represented Rajiv Ruparelia one of the directors of Ruparelia Foundation. Gareth Onyango, the General Manager Premier Advertising, a Ruparelia Group company, was also present.

Onyango said the donation by Ruparelia Foundation is meant to support E-learning in schools in order to help students to access classwork and digital learning resources online while schools are closed.

He noted that Ruparelia Foundation recognizes the importance of education adding that in any endeavor are committed to help support this mission by giving back to the communities through such assistances.

Solomon Sserwanja also thanked Ruparelia Foundation for extending a hand and said that the computers will help the beneficiaries to access technology and continue with their classes during the lockdown.

African Institute for Investigative Journalism is a media organization focusing on providing investigative journalism at home on the African continent.

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COVID19: NCHE Permits Victoria University To Teach Online

With the uncertainty surrounding the end of the COVID19 pandemic, learning institutions and government agencies continue to look for alternative ways to keep the education sector rolling.

This week, Victoria University, a leading private university, announced that it has been granted permission to conduct online learning (e-learning) by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

Victoria University, owned by Ruparelia Group, joins a list of other public and private universities that will now teach and examine their learners using internet tools.

The NCHE Executive Director Prof. Mary J. N. Okwakol wrote to the university on Monday, August 31 to deliver the good news. And immediately, Victoria University intensified their recruitment drive for the September and October intake.

“I am pleased to inform you that after due consideration, the National Council for Higher Education has granted you permission to roll-out emergency ODel for the attached programmes,” Prof. Okwakol’s letter to the VU Vice Chancellor reads.

Victoria University, which has since the initiation of the COVID19 nationwide lockdown heavily invested in online learning tools, on May 22 wrote to NCHE seeking permission to teach and examine their students online. Now it has been granted.

Victoria University pioneered an e-learning platform for their scholars and the NCHE permit means that students will not have to suffer a dead year and their academic journey can continue on schedule, albeit online.

The permit granted to VU is for a period of 12 months or the duration of the Covid-19 crisis schools’ lockdown, whichever comes first. “You may apply for a renewal of the permission at least two months before the expiry of the 12 months’ period, if necessary,” Okwakol wrote.

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