In September, Finance Minister, Matia Kasaijja, alongside other leaders and sugarcane farmers within Busoga sub-region held a joint meeting where they revealed that the government was committed to constructing a Shillings 135 billion sugar plant in Luuka district to take up the surplus cane.
Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered, electric and fuel supported vehicles.
Day schools have also adjusted their time table from the normal 8; 00 a.m. to 4;30 p.m. teaching period and now learning starts as early as 6;30 a.m. and learners are released to return home late in the evening at 7; 30 a.m. Most of these students are seen on the streets moving back to their respective home as late as 9; 00 p.m.
Mulindwa alongside his two colleagues who fled after noticing police officers were on Saturday afternoon conducting lessons in different classrooms contrary to the presidential directive on the closure of all learning institutions.
Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage.
All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
The deceased who is a student of St. Joseph vocational centre of plumbing who has been undergoing industrial training at the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation, Kamuli branch had gone to conduct personal studies on the different water pipes within Kiko wetland.
This is the second fire registered at the school in a space of two days. The first one, on Friday night, burnt Corby dormitory and destroyed all the students' property to ashes, while the second fire gutted Kivebulaya Dormitory on Sunday Afternoon.
Christine Babirye, a teacher at the school says the heavy rain forced pupils and teachers to lock themselves in the main hall. “We experienced heavy rainfall with accompanied with a huge storm, which blew off the roof of the classroom. We decided to converge in the main hall where tragedy befell us,” she said.
Charles Owilli Adur, Deputy Head teacher Wakiso Secondary School, who also has a hearing impairment, observes that from day one Ogwang was determined as he was focused on his lifelong desire of attaining university education. “For a special needs student to break all the barriers this is great news.
“These electoral regulations are trying to dictate what should appear in the students constitution. And if you look at the entire regulations booklet, there are a number of provisions that are out rightly against the freedom of expression,” Mark Owiny, a 4th year Law student said
However, many schools sampled by Uganda Radio Network across the country are struggling to conduct lessons under the new curriculum due to lack of instructional materials. Many do not have learning guides, assessment frameworks and student’s textbooks, among others.
At the concluded selection process for post lower secondary education, over 70 BTVET Institutes were present. However, each was allocated a maximum number of 50 students. The said number was fixed by the ministry and it matches the available capitation and other funding which government injects in such institutions.
Mrs Museveni says the result of the practices is that some topics are skipped or lightly dealt with and in the end, learners miss out the basic principles adding that revision is ineffective when learners have not understood the subject matter.
According to the Uganda National Education Board Executive Secretary Dan Odongo, although there has been an overall improvement performance in a number of subjects, there is still a challenge in overall pass levels for science subjects.