According to UNBS, the uptake of standards among manufacturers is still wanting and now they want to ensure that the upcoming manufacturers are supported and empowered to know the importance of standards.
Rodney Kiggundu, the Public Relations Officer of the University’s Electoral Commission says that 38,000 students are legible to vote out of which 18,000 are expected to vote physically from the 39 polling stations around the university while 20,000 will vote online.
The deceased identified as Matovu Ali a first year in first semester who has been pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Education was gunned down this morning at around 7:00am at the University premises next to the faculty of education and humanities offices. Ahmed Kiwanuka, the guild president Metropolitan International University, says that Matovu met his death around 7:00am at the University premises next to the faculty of education and humanities.
Dr. Asuman Lukwago, the Secretary of Education Service Commission, says the commission has decided to first attend to the examiners to allow them to go for marking since it is critical to the entire education sector.
“After training and assessment, we will be able to tell who is capable of doing what. If someone has qualified in farming herbs, they cannot process them. The assessment will be placing everyone at his level of competence and then those who lack competency will ship out,” said Mukwaya.
According to the minister, nurses are showing naivety of their skill in carrying out vaccination. She says instead of health care workers handling the vaccine vial at the head or cover, they are touching it from anywhere which can affect the efficacy of the vaccine. She says they are not supposed to touch the body of the vial
On Sunday last week, coordinators of different groups of examiners started meeting to develop marking guides. However, Information obtained from liable sources indicates that although the marking process is already in progress, several examiners are yet to be seen.
A report from the preliminary investigations conducted by the Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services shows that the fire was an act of arson. According to Owoyesigyire, their investigations show that the fire started from a dormitory window where there is no electricity connection.
Baguma says the government should get back to the drawing table and design a new approach that will encourage the teachers to voluntarily embrace COVID-19 vaccination instead of piling on them pressure.
Over the years, possessing a mobile phone in teacher training institutions, more so PTCs, has been a crime that could lead to a suspension or expulsion of a student. College authorities have also been making a timely and abrupt check to ensure that student teachers are not hiding these gadgets anywhere.
According to Namuddu, the new initiative does not stop teachers from getting the jab from any of the designated health centers and hospitals. However, she says it is aimed at bringing the exercise closer to the teachers and attaining their target by the end of May.
When asked why they have not yet distributed the materials to learners, James Wonyaka, the headteacher at Bat Valley Primary School said they are waiting for guidelines from the authorities on how the process will be handled.
Jennifer Kalule-Musumba, the UNEB spokesperson, says most of the malpractices are school-based ranging from impersonation where candidates used other people to sit for the exams, copying, collusion and provision of external assistance.
Alex Kakooza, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, has issued a circular indicating that the provided half-term is strictly to the marking centres and should not be seen as a normal holiday between two school terms.
Gordians Ahaisibwe, the headteacher Emma High School, says the school lost three teachers but was not ready to recruit more staff due to the financial constraints. He explains that given the staggered manner in which they are operating, the school decided to let the available teachers handle as they wait for the entire school to reopen then think of bridging the gap.
Ismail Mulindwa, the Director Basic and secondary education says that the government had a target of vaccinating over 550,000 teachers however, of these only a mere 7,000 - that is 1.2% of the teachers have turned up for the jab.
Robert Bob Okello, the CEO Maarifasasa Ltd, an education technology company that skills and creates employment linkages for young people, says that 74% of CEOs are concerned about the availability of skills to grow their business.