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Janet Museveni blames low quality education on budget cuts

Janet Museveni blames low quality education on budget cuts

The minister for education and sports, Janet Museveni, also the First Lady has blamed budget cuts to the ministry for the continued low delivery of quality education in the country. She indicated that in last four financial years her ministry has suffered budget cuts from 15% to 11%. The First Lady disclosed this last week […]

Dumba makes u-turn on the suspension of MUK food students.

Dumba makes u-turn on the suspension of MUK food students.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Dumba Ssentamu has today revoked his earlier decision of suspending 15 students who went one strike last week protesting over food and destroying property at the University. Dumba had yesterday written a letter suspending the students from all university activities until their case is heard by the University’s disciplinary […]

Apollo Life Assurance (APA) takes road safety campaign near Mbale schools.

Apollo Life Assurance (APA) takes road safety campaign near Mbale schools.

In bid to boast government’s efforts on reducing the increasing road accidents in the country, Apollo Life Assurance (APA) staff recently introduced a Zebra Crossing along Namatala drive, Industrial division in Mbale district to protect students from getting knocked down by speeding cars and boda bodas. The zebra crossing is situated along a busy school […]

Makerere gets USD 3.5M for a 5 year research project

Makerere gets USD 3.5M for a 5 year research project

The director research and graduate training at Makerere University, Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, has urged government to consider putting in place research based policies that can help the country tackle some of its problems. Speaking at the review of the research partnership between Makerere University and the Swedish government where a total of USD3.5M has been […]

Universities should teach more foreign languages for Ugandans to tap international jobs-Kadaga.

Universities should  teach more foreign languages for Ugandans to tap international jobs-Kadaga.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has called on Ugandan Universities teach more foreign languages so that their graduates can favorably compete for international jobs. Rt. Hon. Kadaga made the call in her keynote address at the Sixth Annual Vice Chancellors Conference at the Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi on Saturday. The Speaker […]

Muyingo blames Kyambogo University Council for fueling wrangles at the Institution.

Muyingo blames Kyambogo University Council for fueling wrangles at the Institution.

ouncil have been blamed for all the wrangles and chaos that have been ongoing within the university in the recent past. For the last three years, Kyambogo University has been entangled in fights from the teaching to non- teaching staffs, students and the administration holding frequent demonstrations that would often paralyse the University activities. Speaking […]

MPs disagree with Education ministry on seperating teaching couples in schools

MPs disagree with Education ministry on seperating teaching couples in schools

Members of parliament have had mixed reactions over government’s plans of separating married couples who teach in the same school saying such a move may cause student’s performances to deteriorate in schools. The legislators raised these concerns on Monday while deliberating on the ministry of education and sport’s recent reports that indicated they are reportedly […]

MUK teachers suspend strike

MUK teachers suspend strike

Makerere university teaching staff members have agreed to suspend their strike following agreements between them and the university council with now the evening students are free start attending classes from today. In a heated up meeting chaired by MUASA chairperson, Dr. Muhammed Kigundu, some lecturers were of the view that they give the university council […]

Muyingo advises students on scholarships to harness marketable skills abroad

Muyingo advises students on scholarships to harness marketable skills abroad

The Ministry of Education and Sports has asked students who are given education sponsorship abroad to utilize this opportunity and attain skills that will enable them get jobs as government struggles to add on more employment opportunities for the youth. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Higher education John Chrysostom Muyingo while […]

Non-teaching staff of Public Universities finally agree to return to work

Non-teaching staff of Public Universities finally agree to return to work

The non-teaching staff at Makerere University and other Public Universities have finally agreed to end their week-long strike for the next three month as they await President Museveni’s pledge that he made with them yesterday (Tuesday August 16) in a meeting at state house Entebbe. The non-teaching staff at all Public Universities who have been […]

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