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.
Nuwagaba had spent 17months out of university service following his dismissal on May 23rd, 2018 by the University Appointments Board for alleged extortion and bribery. However, the university Human Resource Director, Richard Mugisha reinstated Nuwagaba in a September 10th, 2019 letter and deployed him as the Chief Custodian of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology –CEDAT.
Eng. Frank Kitumba was evicted by a team from the University Estates, Works Directorate, security guards and police officers in what his lawyers described the eviction as unfortunate and contempt of the law.
Dr. John Emenyu, the Chairperson of the Mbarara University of Science and Technology Academic Staff Association –MUSTASA said the staff have laid their tools as a last resort after the university council failed to handle their issues with urgency.
The President revealed this during a national address on the state of security at State House, Entebbe. He said that the arrested individuals are suspected for masterminding the murder of Prosecutor Joan Kagezi, muslim clerics, former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and Major Kiggundu, among others.
Youth delegates at the meeting want all the 52 Commonwealth Member States to expose children to ICT solutions from Kindergarten, Primary, secondary school and university. This, they say, will enable learners to use technology to develop skills and solutions to society problems.
The ICT and National Guidance minister Frank Tumwebaze has cautioned young innovators against selling their works at an early stage. Speaking at a conference dubbed Assessing the impact of disruptive innovations on growth and development in Africa, at Kampala Serena Hotel today; Tumwebaze said government has stepped in to help young people to expand their innovations.
Under the simulation technique, high technology is used in full body mannequins dummies to imitate human patients. The mannequins are computerized and set to imitate a particular situation which enables medical, nursing, and other health care staff to develop and refine their skills, repeatedly without putting lives at risk.