KIU, Main Campus – From
lecturers and students to administrative and support staff, WhatsApp is
probably one of the most popular mobile applications in the KIU Community. As
part of the global effort to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic, the University is
committed to sharing all information regarding the responsible use of social
networks in this critical time.
We spoke to Assoc. Prof.Janice Busingye, who advised that students should be careful to share
information only from reputable sources.
“It’s important that we
understand our responsibility to our communities and spread only the right
information. We can start by paying attention to our direct authorities, the
Ministry of Health, the President and well recognized global organizations like
the World Health Organization.”
Additionally, the professor warned about the mental health
effects of misinformation and advised the community to avoid speculation, stay
connected through phone calls and chat and manage their consumption of news
especially if it leads to stress.