They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient to address equity issues, especially in science-related courses. As a result, they say, the current government merit scholarship for students in higher education is heavily bent in favour of male students.
The district secretary for health and education Walter Oyoo Komakech says the test and treat candidates for malaria campaign is meant to ensure learners in the candidate classes approach the forth coming Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) while they are healthy.
The exercise was introduced by the Ministry of Education to streamline the registration of teachers and harmonize their records for better planning and management. It obligates teachers to provide their bio data and upload their academic documents on a designated website.
Dr Katumba Ssentongo, the practitioners’ council Registrar in a letter dated August 19 told the graduates they can only be registered if they had internship completion certificates, academic transcripts and degree certificates.