- October 26, 2021
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Businessman Hamis Kiggundu launches Online learning platform
City businessman Hamis Kiggundu aka Ham has unveiled a new online learning platform named, Hamz Campus to enable students to access online studies as one of the ways to ensure continuous education despite COVID-19 restrictions including the closure of educational institutions.
Since the breakout of the coronavirus pandemic in Uganda in March 2020, education institutions were closed as one of the measures to prevent the further spread of the virus, and several universities and other lower levels of education were advised to adopt online learning.
However most institutions did not have the required platforms in Uganda to support E-learning and with time, applications and platforms have been created to enhance this initiative.
Hamz Campus, the new online learning platform available online at hamzcampus.com comes in a bid to address challenges in the education sector that were occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Hamis Kiggundu, the proprietor of Hams Enterprises, the decision to establish this online portal is to ensure that no time is lost despite the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic which has stalled the education sector, for now, two years. He says rather than sit home, learners can now access over 5,000 practical courses and knowledge through the website, including; marketing and sales, career development courses, administrative skills, human resource courses, and personal development courses, among others.
Kiggundu adds that the platform seeks to eliminate the time constraints or barriers that have affected the learning cycle since the COVID-19 outbreak. “Through the platform, individuals can take ownership and responsibility of their education, without any time constraints. The platform seeks to equip young people with practical soft skills, set the pace of learning they deem best for themselves as well as choose the course they want to study,” says Kiggundu.
“Education has been a privilege more than a right in many countries. This is the unfortunate reality that people need to deal with, especially today when the world is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the platform, we believe we are laying a common ground for anyone to access knowledge and skills and this will help to bridge education disparities,” Kiggundu said.
According to the team behind the development of the platform, educators are sourced from around the world and will be available 24/7. The platform can be accessed by subscription that can be paid annually or monthly, and then the learner can access all available courses. Ham Campus, is one of many innovations the businessman has launched under, Hamz Link Ltd, to tackle the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic
The team further noted that the portal is available to everyone with internet access across the world.
“No need to worry, tutors are handpicked from across the world and will be available 24/7,” the team behind the development of the platform noted.
Hamz platform operates a number of subsidiaries through different web and mobile-based platforms ranging from; Education, Communication, Online Shopping, Online Payment, Video hosting, and Entertainment sectors.
The Hamz Campus comes just months after the youthful tycoon launched Hamz App, a social media sharing platform covering the social media waves in Uganda, and Africa at large.
Hamz operated platforms include: Hamz Campus, for online learning, Hamz Wave a short video streaming app with fun and inspirational videos, Hamz Line for social media connection, Hamz Tube for free unlimited video and movie hosting.
According to the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabanjja, the government will open up physical learning for tertiary schools and universities in November. Lower classes will have to wait until after December when at least 10% of the population has been vaccinated against Covid-19. This revelation was made by President Museveni during his last televised address on Covid-19 a week or so ago.
Mass vaccination is already underway with teachers, health workers, students above 18 years, and security personnel categorized as a priority. Over 600,000 people have been fully vaccinated since the first doses arrived in March – representing just over 1% of the population.