TV and the upcoming holiday

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For many years, actually since 2009, I haven’t had a TV in my house. I just simply did not agree with the widely held “universal truth” that TV is a must have for the children. I prefer that we talk,read or play. I hope I made the right choice. Children are very impressionable and it is important to control what their minds are exposed to. Time spent watching television takes away from important activities such as reading, homework, playing, exercise, family interaction, and social development. While television can entertain, inform, and keep our children company, it may also influence them … Read More

The ICT Sports Day Challenge

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“This ICT Sports Day Challenge is about creating awareness about the urgent need to use ICTs in education in Uganda.” Ms Juliet Namuddu, Director, Education and Social Services, Kampala Capital City Authority   Just as school sports days around the country have incorporated tree planting competition in their day’s activities to bring environmental awareness to the fore so have we the ICT Sports Day Challenge to bring to light the importance of integrating ICTs in education. ICT is the Information and Communication Technologies. “ICTs in Education” means “Teaching and Learning with ICTs” ICTs in education are a 21st century necessity … Read More