Universities urge government to improve internet access for students

Victoria University vice-chancellor Dr. Krishna Sharma, has asked the government to help university students access zero-rated internet bandwidth.

Dr. Sharma made the remarks while attending a meeting between vice-chancellors of private universities and the Minister of Education Mrs. Janet Museveni.

Sharma said some universities had started this process with the mobile network operators through the Research Education Network Uganda (RENU), their umbrella body.

He said Internet bandwidth is essential for modern higher education to thrive.

The State House meeting was also attended by higher education state minister Dr John Muyingo and planning state minister David Bahati.

Schools across the country have been closed form March 2020 following a Presidential directive aimed at slowing down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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