The Search for New Guild President Is On

The search is on for the next UTAMU Guild President and Guild leaders as UTAMU students cast their votes on Friday last week.

According to the Electoral Commission, nominations,campaigns and elections were successfully completed and students are looking foward to new Guild leaders.

The 5-man committee headed by Mr. Tamale Clephophas vowed to do everything within its mandate to pull off a free and fair election in a peaceful environment “We want to assure the entire student body that elections will be free and fair”.

Some of the requirements according to the UTAMU Guild Constitution include; candidates should be fully registered, should be on normal academic progress, should not have been convicted by courts of law for any offence and should pay for nomination forms.

HE Sadat Anywar, the outgoing UTAMU Guild President’s term of office seems to have come to an end as new Guild Leaders prepare to take their leadership positions.

Electoral positions being contested for are Guild President and Guild Representatives. The electoral Commission was sworn in on 11th November 2017 as per the Guild constitution provisions and it consists of the Chairperson, Commissioner of Finance, Secretary and Commissioner of Public Relations.

UTAMU Student App Nominated in #MTNInnovationsAwards 2017

An application by a student from UTAMU student has made it to the top five selection based on the judges scores in the MTN Innovations Awards 2017.

 Collins Mugabi's application nominated for the MTN Innovation Awards 2017

Collins Mugabi made it through the first phase and now to the final phase where he will be showcasing his innovation - KUFUNA Microfinance and SACCO Management Application.

The application targets small and medium microfinance institutions and community based SACCOs who can’t afford the high cost of a fully-fledged Banking Software.

Collins will be showcasing his application in the final phase at the MTN Innovations Awards Expo on 28th October, 2017 at Lugogo Shoprite Parking in Kampala.

Congratulations Collins and UTAMU wishes all the best.

Survey on Use of Social Media in Teaching and Learning

Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) is conducting a study on the use of social media in teaching and learning at UTAMU as case study.

UTAMU is assessing the types of social media applications being used by students and lecturers and the purpose driving the use of particular application.

UTAMU was established on the core theme of integrating technology in teaching, learning and community engagement. Therefore, in pursue of this goal, a number of lecturers have been exploring ways of using social media to enhance student engagement and interactions.

The initiative is premised on the understanding that, experiential learning is enhanced when learners constructively engage in the peer learning process.

The experience from the students will inform the development a framework of social media integration in teaching and learning.

Therefore, the overall objective of this study is to assess the types of social media applications being used and the purpose driving the use of particular application. In addition, this study is aimed at gathering opinion on the perceived effectiveness of the different social media applications to enhance student engagement. Challenges of integrating social media are also explored.

All students and lecturers are called upon to participate in this survey.  Click on the link below:

http://bit.ly/2z7hq7o

Please be assured that all your information WILL BE TREATED AS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE INTENDED WHICH IS TO GENERATE COMBINED RESPONSES TO FORM AN OVERALL PICTURE of social media usage at UTAMU

UTAMU Guild Election Preps Underway

HE Sadat Anywar, the UTAMU Guild President’s term of office seems to have come to an end as the Electoral Commission hastens to prepare elections for new Guild leaders.

The commission is currently giving out nomination forms which candidates will use to collect signatures and preparations for campaigns will then commence.

The 5-man committee headed by Mr. Tamale Clephophas has vowed to do everything within its mandate to pull off a free and fair election in a peaceful environment “We want to assure the entire student body that elections will be peaceful”.

Some of the requirements according to the UTAMU Guild Constitution include; candidates should be fully registered, should be on normal academic progress, should not have been convicted by courts of law for any offence and should pay for nomination forms.

The Chairperson also revealed that the election road map and dates for all activities will be communicated soon. He welcomed new students and encouraged continuing students to take elective positions and participate in the upcoming exercise.

Electoral positions currently available are for Guild President and Guild Representatives. The electoral Commission was sworn in on 11th November 2017 as per the Guild constitution provisions and it consists of the Chairperson, Commissioner of Finance, Secretary and Commissioner of Public Relations.

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