The top tech stories from this week feature a partnership between KCB Bank and Airtel Uganda, changes in how students can access Makair at Makerere University, Chipper Cash reaches unicorn status after closing a $100 million deal and much more.
Citing the danger of online security being at risk, the Minister came to the conclusion that the method of accessing MAKAIR needs to change. The passphrase/key that was formerly used to access the free WiFi has been phased out since it is believed that the use of this passphrase/key was not proper as it was easily shareable.
Students are now required to have email addresses to get access to services like the Makerere University E-learning Platform(MUELE), it will with time allow a student to access WiFi(commonly known as Mak-AIR) with their email address and passwords. In this article, we shall cover the process that Makerere students can follow on how to create a Mak webmail account.
The newly unveiled digital products by the KCB Bank Uganda and Airtel Uganda partnership include Instant Unsecured Mobile Loans, Regular Savings and Fixed Deposit Savings Accounts that enables customers to borrow mobile loans for as low as shs300 and earn interest on savings for as high as 9%.
RENU has a graduate trainee program for fresh graduates and StartUp Uganda has an opportunity for startups.