According to UNEB the highest number of centers that have not registered learners yet are at Primary Leaving Examination level where 1,397 centers are recorded. At Uganda Certificate of Education levels and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, the number of unregistered centers stands at 546 and 498 respectively
The council made its decision after receiving a report from the chairperson of the university senate. Some of the issues that informed their decision included the fact that only three candidates participated in the public presentation.
Julius Peter Otto, the Omiya Anyima Sub-county LCIII Chairperson, who ordered for the arrest of the suspect, says he got a tip-off from concerned residents who had sighted him selling textbooks in bars on separate occasions.
Patrick Muinda, the Ministry of Education Spokesperson, notes that more than 41 Billion Shillings has been allocated in the current financial year budget to cater for costs for wages for staffing of the schools.
According to the Principal College of Education and External Studies Makerere University Professor Fredrick Masagazi, government needs to prioritize salary increment for teachers as a motivation to supplement the counselling role that is being carried out.
Information obtained from the World Bank website indicated Uganda will receive up to $240 million (approximately 889 Billion shillings) which will be paid back in 35 years with a grace period of 6 years. According to a cabinet decision passed on Monday, UGFIT-II will benefit both the education and health sectors.
The rails are made out of metals, iron bars and concrete. According to Asiimwe the government needs 110 dollars to buy one bar from abroad but a locally manufactured rail can cost 47 dollars. Each kilometer of a railroad takes about 1660 sleepers.
The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has credited the ministry of Education for the guidance it made to schools to take on the teenage girls that became pregnant during the lockdown saying this has ensured a higher number of female candidates than expected .
Last week, the student developed COVID-19 signs and she reported to the university medical center where she was advised to go for a covid-19 test at Makerere University, where she tested positive. She is now receiving treatment at Namboole COVID-19 treatment facility.
Without funding, the homeschooling program seems to be hitting a dead-end but Muyingo says that they are going back to the drawing board to come up with a new plan that can offer a form of continuous learning to over 10.2 million non-finalists up when the government will fully reopen the education institutions.
On Monday, MUBS management decided to deploy a section of academic staff who didn’t participate in the strike alongside non-academic staff to invigilate the examinations. Our reporter observed that most of the examination rooms were being manned by non-teaching staff donning blue shirts and navy blue trousers.
Amudat does not have any radio station at all, while the nearest, Heritage FM based in Nakapiripirit is not received in the area. The only radio station listened to in Amudat is Kenya’s Kalya which is based in Kapenguria. Kalya broadcasts in Kiswahili and Pokot languages without any education program, according to residents.
Patrick Byakatonda, the Director DIT says that lack of competence assessment and certification for vocational manpower before they join the world of work is one of the key reasons as to why people undermine local skilled personnel
According to the UNEB Spokesperson Janipher Kalule the board had fears that COVID-19 pandemic effects could also greatly affect the registration turn out however, this has not been the case as on average over 60% of the 19,714 UNEB centers have already registered
Benson Kule Baritazale, the head of the inspection of Institutions of Learning during Covid-19 pandemic, says after candidates and finalists resumed classes, there is a need for a review of the guidelines.