Sicola Tumwebaze, a strategy officer at Action for Batwa Empowerment Group (ABEG) says that out of the 220 Batwa household visited, 140 never attained formal education despite the introduction of Universal Primary and Secondary Education.
David Musingo, UWEC's Manager of Education and Information Department, says the visitor numbers are still low, compared to the daily average of 500 visitors on weekdays and 2,000 on weekends before the outbreak of covid-19.
The colorful ceremony which is being held at the University’s graduation ground is virtually being attended by Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni, the Minister for Education and Sports as the chief guest and Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua among other dignitaries.
The schools in the sub-county are operating under unfavourable conditions, which have affected learning. The situation is worse in government primary schools, many of which he says are operating in dilapidated structures.
It is said that Tugume, 47, hacked his wife Rose Katushabe 24, and the baby and dumped their amputated bodies in a pit latrine. Tugume and Katushabe had a longstanding dispute which local leaders and community members tried to address in vain. But residents were concerned when Katushabe went missing for a week after a fight with her husband, yet her known mobile number was off.
Godfrey Adea Pujambo, the chairman PTA Lumino High school says that the school poorly handled the tractor at the extent that they could neither repair it nor give accountability for the money, at least 300,000 shillings per day for two years, that the machine was making daily
The state minister in charge of higher education Dr John Chrysestom Muyingo says that although the government is phasing out the lower qualifications, there will be ways of facilitating those holding them to upgrade to the required standards.
During the hearing, the Auditor General through an affidavit of Senior Auditor, General Bashir Lubega opposed the application, saying that the forensic investigations and reports were done in line with the National Audit Act of 2008 and therefore are in line with the required procedure.
Dan Taritweba, the chairperson of the Board of Governors Kabushaho seed secondary school, says that the contractor wrote asking for more time because of the COVID-19 pandemic but has not communicated to them since the last extension.
Brian Ssenoga, a computer engineering student sneers at the idea. He says that it will lead to more confusion in the course than they've already had. He said, “We’ve been studying with telecom engineers every first semester of the three years we have been here. There are course units we study and are not related to our course at all. Merging the two will just bring more confusion.”
Preliminary police findings indicate that on March 22, 2021, the deceased, who had health complications, went to the school headteacher, Rogers Kimbugwe, and asked for permission to return and pick money for medicine, which was reportedly granted.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, countries with the highest levels of debt service including Chad, The Gambia, Haiti and South Sudan were spending at least U.S 3 Dollars on debt for every dollar going to essential social services, according to the report.
According to Ojok, he immediately notified the concerned officials at Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) but still, none of the scouts should up even the second of PLE. He says that supervisors, invigilators and some officials from the statehouse managed exams at the affected centers.