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19:33
19:33

Parents, Schools Remain Green About School Reopening Process 4 1 Top story

It is expected that educational institutions will re-open in January 2022, after nearly two years of closure, according to an announcement made by President Yoweri Museveni in September. Since then, the education ministry has promised to release a revised school calendar and roadmap to the pre-reopening activities in vain.
16:19
16:19

Top Researcher Seeks to Identify Women at Risk of Developing Maternal Complications 1 4

Prof. Annette Nakimuli who has previously discovered the gene in African women that pre-disposes them to high blood pressure in pregnancy or preeclampsia will now be studying characteristics of women who are likely to suffer four maternal health related complications so that health workers can intervene early on. The complications include Preeclampsia, pre-term birth, still birth and intra- uterine growth restriction where a baby in the womb does not grow as normally expected.
19:06
19:06

Makerere University to Tag Salary to Work Attendance 1 2

Yusuf Kiranda, the University Secretary says that the policy is aimed at curbing absenteeism of both academic and support staff.
12:05
12:05

Public Universities Academic Staff Give Gov't Five Months to Fulfill Salary Enhancement Pledge 3

Dr. Robert Ojambo, the spokesperson FASPU says that the National Executive Committee reviewed their decision and resolved not to strike and instead petition the Education Minister to start negotiations before next year in March.
17:01
17:01

Head Teachers Ask Gov't Not to Abolish PTA Fees 5

On Monday, the Minister in charge of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunisi, said that the Cabinet had resolved all Universal Primary (UPE) and Secondary Schools (USE) to stop charging learners any fees as schools reopen in January next year.
15:26
15:26

Gov’t Issues Guidelines for Admissions in Vocation Institutions 3 1

Previously, selection for TVET institutions had been conducted by the national selection committee alongside S.1 and S.5.
18:32
18:32

Gov’t Wants Charges in UPE, USE Schools Abolished 2

The cabinet that met on Monday agreed that government should abolish all forms of charges that have been collected from learners in Universal Primary Education-UPE and Universal Secondary Education –USE schools.
17:34
17:34

Janet Museveni -MPs Kololo Meeting Called Off 1 6 Top story

The House has been divided on the request by Education Minister Janet Museveni to meet MPs at Kololo Independence Grounds to discuss the re-opening of schools.
16:09
16:09

Lack of Legal Framework Hindering UBTEB Work 2

Due to the lack of a law supposed to put in place national examinations for these institutions administered by UBTEB, some institutions set and teach content that is not aligned to the set BTVET curriculum.
09:35
09:35

Dr. Ayume Appeals to Education Ministry Not To Rush School Reopening 1 3

Ayume’s remarks come at a time when several players in the education sector including fellow parliamentarians are tasking the education ministry to issue out an official road map for school reopening as the first step towards planning on resumption of physical teaching and learning activities.
06:08
06:08

Universities, Colleges Disregard Changes in Teacher Education Policy 1 5

Effective this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports, through the 2019 National Teacher Policy, phased out lower qualifications for teachers in favour of degree programmes. According to the policy direction, the ministry also stipulated that the teacher degree programme will be running for four instead of the normal three years.
16:49
16:49

Opposition MPs Object to Minister Janet Museveni’s Invite to Legislators at Kololo School Reopening 1 9 Top story

“You are the same people who have been complaining about opening of schools," said Among. Medard Lubega Sseggona, the Busiro East MP who said that Minister Museveni should be humble and do things neatly, and needs to recognize that Parliament supervises her and not the reverse.
14:31
14:31

Sweden, UNICEF Sign UGX 67Bn Agreement to Boost Covid-19 Vaccination 4 1

Dr Munir Safieldin says that the new funding from the Swedish Embassy is to partly support the Government of Uganda-UNICEF Country Programme 2021-2025 worth US Dollars 400 million which was developed with the main objective of realizing the rights of children.
09:22
09:22

Court Gives MOE Two Years to Develop Comprehensive Sexuality Education Policy 1

The development of a Comprehensive Sexuality Education Policy has been as area of contention between civil society, education officials and lawmakers with the latter saying the policy would expose children to homosexuality and masturbation. Now court has ordered the MOE to work with all relevant stakeholders to make sure the country has a policy in two years
10:41
10:41

NUP's Nambassa Wins Makerere University Guild Presidential Race guild elections 1 2 Top story

Nambasa’s best performance was from the school of medicine where she obtained 481 votes beating Obeid Kamulegeya who managed 72 votes. Makerere University used both electronic and physical voting.
20:42
20:42

No Funds to Support Private Schools-Education Ministry Capitation Grants 4 1

The Ministry of Education and Sports says that it has no capacity to rescue private education institutions that have been hit by COVID-19.
17:32
17:32

Education Service Commission Planning Regional Recruitment of Teachers 1 2

Dr Lukwago says that the commission is highly considering deploying teachers depending on where they have applied from. According to Lukwago, this will take immediate effect this month during the next upcoming recruitment exercise.
12:23
12:23

Kings College Budo Headteacher Patrick Bakka Passes On

Male was the 13th Headteacher of Kings College Budo, one of the oldest schools in Uganda with a legacy spanning 115-years. During his tenure, he was vocal in rallying the school’s alumni (Budonians) to improve the infrastructure of the school and revive its glory, with a new face.
11:39
11:39

Schools in Shambles With Just Weeks to Reopening 10 9 Top story

Due to neglect, many school structures have been vandalized or collapsed. Some of the schools have also lost property such as furniture and solar panels to thieves. In Nakasongola, classrooms and latrines at Lwampanga Roman Catholic, Kabira –Muwunami, Busone, Moone, and Kyebisirye primary schools are submerged.
16:25
16:25

Makerere University Students Not Ready for Exams 4 1

Some students argue that they have not had adequate time to study while others are unable to complete payment of tuition fees and registration which is mandatory to sit for examinations.
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