According to information obtained from the department of teacher education and development, reopening of some classes in both Primary Teachers’ Colleges and National Teachers’ Colleges is tagged to the resumption of teaching and learning activities in secondary and primary schools.
The government had initially wanted to provide for dual supervision of the Fund, putting the Ministry of Gender in charge of the social security arm of the Fund, which deals with the welfare of workers and their savings while the Ministry of Finance, would supervise the Investment arm which deals with the business component where savings are invested in assets to generate income.
The Chief Justice was speaking Friday at Hotel Africana during a public lecture organized by the Uganda Christian Lawyers Federation to remember the life of the organization’s first president Charles Owor.
The minister appealed to the regional cities to take on climate change action focused on disaster risk reduction and resilience saying that government intends to measure and identify strategies for improving resilience in the ten regional cities of Uganda.
The regional cities are Arua, Gulu, Lira, Soroti, Mbale, Jinja, Masaka, Mbarara, Hoima and Fort portal.
The cuts affected the Office of the President (1.9 billion), State House (8 billion), Office of the Prime Minister (4.31 billion), Ministry of Defence (5.14 billion), Ministry of Finance (25.9 billion), Office of the Auditor General (3.9 billion), Makerere University (4.3 billion) Uganda Revenue Authority (8.8 billion), National Curriculum Development Centre (12.8 billion), Missions Abroad (11.6 billion) and others.
Receiving an admission letter to a secondary school or even university was one of the most awaited events for students after sitting final examinations for every education cycle. Rev. Sr Hellen Lamunu, the Headteacher of Sacred Heart Secondary School in Gulu recalls that the call was a great achievement; a sign for parents and the community that a student had made it on merit.
Educational institutions were closed in March 2020, as one of the measures to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease. At the time, Uganda did not have any cases of the virus which was spreading across the globe like wildfire. Since that time, Uganda has lost more the 3200 people, from 125,788 confirmed cases.
The funding for the Access to COVID Tools (ACT) Accelerator – the UN-backed global initiative to end the pandemic - is critical to prevent some five million additional potential deaths, as well as USD 5.3 trillion in global economic losses.