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KENYA WILL SOON DEPLOY ROBOTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Kenya is closely working with Mission Excellence Global Service Limited to introduce robots which will help in the fight against covid- 19 pandemic. The robots have a capability to connect virtually to a doctor for patient consultation and also can print prescriptions.

The robots will be used as the interface between front line doctors  and patients to avoid any possible human contact. 

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INSURANCE BROKERS IN DIGITAL PARTNERSHIP DEAL TO BEAT COVID -19

Market Insurance brokers in digital partnership deal to beat the pandemic.Local underwriters have often been tipped to adopt insurance-focused technology.  The Association of Kenya Professional Insurance Agents (AKPIA) has entered into a partnership with a digital firms in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. The partnership with mTek Services, a digital insurance broker, is aimed at promoting uptake of insurance in the face of the pandemic.

Covid-19 crisis piles pressure on African media

Collapsing revenues, rising layoffs: the coronavirus pandemic  crisis is battering media outlets across Africa that were already struggling for cash and often facing pressure from hostile authorities.

The news of cutbacks was sudden and painful for journalists at two of Nigeria's most popular independent newspapers when bosses from The Punch and Vanguard made their announcements last month.

Kenya's national regulator on Friday unveiled what it called a "historic" fund worth just under $1 million to help some 150 broadcasters weather the storm.

PROF STEPHEN GITAHI KIAMA OFFICIALLY INSTALLED AS THE 8TH VICE CHANCELLOR OF UoN

Professor Gitahi Kiama has been  officially installed as the 8th vice chancellor of the University of Nairobi .The glamorous ceremony took place in the  main campus Taifa hall on June 5th 2020. The occasion was graced  by the  top brass of the university management , officials from the ministry of Education, subsequent Vice chancellors and UoN members of staff. 

TECHNOLOGY ENCROACHES TO TRANSPORT INDUSTRY AS MATATUS SET TO GO CASHLESS

National Transport Authority is making a second attempt to implement cashless fares on Kenyan roads. This comes after the first attempt(2015)which failed miserably. 

Covid -19 pandemic  continues to bite and dictate people to go digital in a manner that will see the world shift to the new normal.Companies and governments  all over the world are realizing that they can only survive if they welcome and embrace technology .

SAFARICOM AND STANDARD IN A DEAL TO SELL DIGITAL NEWSPAPER.

The world now is becoming digital in the wake of covid-19. Teaching and learning , meetings and even treatment are now conducted online(digital).

People are now avoiding printed papers i.e newspapers and even  hard cash because of the corona virus transmission. This has contributed to the digital intrusion to the humanity.Companies are now looking into re-engineering of their businesses into the digital world .

Safaricom and other  print media like the standard newspaper have brought their heads together to come up with  an online newspaper at a cost of 20 bob.

COVID-19 AFRICA RAPID GRANT FUND

The deputy vice chancellor research, innovation and enterprise has called upon the university community to apply for the Covid-19  Africa Rapid  Grant Fund.The application  deadline of the grant is 17th June 2020

follow below link  for more information.

https://www.nrf.ac.za/division/funding/covid-19-africa-rapid-grant-fund 

 

TELEMEDICINE-DIAL DAKTARI.

In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, many things have changed  which have also prompted humanity to also shift their ways of living.One of the change is to encourage social distancing  at all cost.

Telemedicine ,The remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology has gradually become acceptable. With the new normal and preventive measures in place, telemedicine might be the antidote to patient care.

For instance,paatients who are also customers of Telkom will access this service through a toll-free number -  0800-221-011.

3 UON STAFF FETED WITH PRESIDENTIAL ORDER OF SERVICE - UZALENDO AWARDS

Prof. Omu Anzala, Dr. Loice Achieng’ Ombajo and Dr. Marybeth Maritim were among the beneficiaries of the Uzalendo awards which was conferred by his excellence the  president of the republic of Kenya- Uhuru Kenyatta.This is after the government realized their commitment and patriotism in the fight against the covid - 19 pandemic.

HOW TO CHANGE COURSE AND UNIVERSITY AFTER ADMISSION.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps) CEO John Muraguri said, “The inter-institutional transfer is done online. This means that applicants log in to their student's portal, fill an application form, download and print it. The form is then taken to the respective heads of the institutions that the student wishes to transfer to and seeks for endorsement before it is submitted to the Placement Service for processing. During the inter-institution transfer application, a student may apply to change both the course and the institution or just the institution.”