Mak student develops application to detect crime

Students showcasing their application. source: Department of geomatics website



A student of surveying at Makerere University has developed a web based system to document cases of crime across the country.

The application developed by Collin Ssesanga is a web based geographical information system that uses Google maps and satellite in locating crime hotspots and crime scenes.

We need quality innovations, Prof. Kyamuhangire

As more innovations continue to come from Makerere University’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, there is need for students to produce high quality innovations. According to Prof. William Kyamuhangire, the manager, Food Technology Business Incubation Center (FTBIC) students must ensure consistency and quality if what they produce is going to be marketed in Uganda as well as be exported to foreign markets.

Use social media for academic benefit, communications consultant

The editor of the online media division of the East African Community, Mr. Edward Ssekalo, has advised students to use social media to foster academic excellence.
In an email interview recently, Mr. Ssekalo said that social media could help overcome physical barriers among students if used well.