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Country’s best teachers to be selected .

Country’s best teachers to be selected .

A team of eminent personalities has been assembled to select the winners of the coveted Teachers Making a Difference Awards on Monday next week.  A team, which will remain incognito, till the scoring and selection of winners are done, will be announced later next week (Monday, November 16, 2020). As part of the selection guidelines, […]

Dr. Nabukenya is Makerere’s new acting deputy VC finance

Dr. Nabukenya is Makerere’s new acting deputy VC finance

Dr. Josephine Nabukenya has been appointed acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, in charge of Finance and Administration, for a period of one year; until a substantive Deputy is appointed. Nabukenya was appointed this week by the Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma; to deputise Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. Prof. Suruma’s instructions are grounded in powers vested in […]

LDC throws out 50 students for missing online classes

LDC throws out 50 students for missing online classes

The Law Development Centre (LDC) has disqualified over 50 students for failing to attend online classes which were initiated as a stop-gap measure to lecturing during the ongoing COVID-19 era. This means that these students will not be allowed to do Third Term exams, which would have guaranteed them to proceed to Clerkship. The LDC […]

Police warn against ridiculing pregnant students

Police warn against ridiculing pregnant students

The Police have issued a stern warning to teachers, learners, and the general public against ridiculing students who got pregnant under the COVID-19 lockdown but are back in school to study ahead of their final examinations. The warning comes after candidate students returned to school and the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) allowing pregnant girls […]

Government finalizes plans for distribution of radios to households

Government finalizes plans for distribution of radios to households

As soon as the government releases the funds to pay for the radios, they will immediately be sent to the households upcountry. Government’s plan to send radios to various households in the country to help the parents and students who stayed home due to COVID-19, to continue with revision is in advanced stages. The education […]

Universities are given two weeks to address fees issues

Universities are given two weeks to address fees issues

Students have requested that the government gives universities a stimulus financial package and also remove the taxes. Parliament has given universities to address issues raised by students on fees reductions. The Minister of State for Higher Education, Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo. n a joint meeting between university students and ministers of Finance and Education on […]

Ministry to punish schools hiking UNEB fees

Ministry to punish schools hiking UNEB fees

  The official UNEB fees are sh34000 for Primary Leaving Education, sh164000 for Uganda Certificate Education and sh186000 for Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. The ministry says it is ready to take serious action against schools and headteachers. The ministry of education and sports has warned schools across the country to desist from hiking Uganda […]

Makerere University was Under Audit atTime of Fire

Makerere University was Under Audit atTime of Fire

According to the Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, yesterday said the university was being audited for the financial year that ended in June when their main offices were burnt on Sunday. Prof Nawangwe, however, said the documents for the Financial Year 2019/2020 had already been handed over to the Auditor General’s team, who […]

List of 2019 school fires in Uganda

It is every parent’s dream to know that their children are safe and sound wherever they are, and news of a school fire can be very devastating.  In 2019, Uganda registered a total of 12 school fires across the country with 10 occurring in the Central region alone. Let’s break down these scenarios in order […]

URA to Collect Tuition for all Public Universities

URA to Collect Tuition for all Public Universities

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is to start collecting all the tuition and other fees paid by students in public Universities in abid to curb misuse of funds by management. The directive was given by the Ministry of Finance and a single account which will be run by URA is yet to be opened on […]

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