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19% surge in exam performance for 2023.

19% surge in exam performance for 2023.

Education, FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS
The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) has reported a significant 19% improvement in overall performance in the November/December 2023 examinations compared to the same period in 2022. This announcement was made by UBTEB’s Executive Secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye, during the release of the November/December 2023 results. Out of the 4344 candidates who took the examinations, an impressive 4059 candidates successfully demonstrated proficiency in their respective trades. Breaking down the results by gender, 89.5% of the 832 female candidates acquired all competencies, while 94.4% of the 3512 male candidates achieved the same feat. Oyesigye acknowledged the low enrollment of females in Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) programs but commended the high performance...
A look back at Radio’s impact on Ugandan music.

A look back at Radio’s impact on Ugandan music.

entertainment, FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS
On the 1st of February, while the world ushers in a month of love, Ugandan music lovers somberly mark the anniversary of the passing of Mowzey Radio, one of the strongest pillars the Ugandan music industry has ever had. Mowzey Radio, known for his exceptional talent as both a vocalist and a lyricist, mesmerized audiences with his philosophy and melodies. Alongside his singing associate Weasel, the dynamic duo elevated the quality of Ugandan music videos to international standards, collaborating with top-notch directors both locally and internationally. Their videos, including “Fantastic,” “Talk, and Talk,” and “Can’t Let You Go,” garnered attention and set new benchmarks for the industry. In 2013, Radio and Weasel made history as the first East African musical act to be nominated for the B...
Nateete soccer tour leaves punters overjoyed.

Nateete soccer tour leaves punters overjoyed.

FEATURED, Latest News, NEWS
It was happiness in the skies, as ForteBet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour stepped foot in Nateete, Kampala, and an experience that left punters overjoyed. The excitement, the tension, the field quarrels and the million-awards all left punters thrilled to the brim. As usual, the tour was organized by ForteBet in conjunction with the company brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi, and it was aimed at having a come-together moment with Nateete clients, branch operators and ForteBet administrators. The tour started with a give back to the community to ‘Maprera Bakateyamba’s Home’ with household food stuffs, all handed over by Muhangi. ForteBet and Muhangi then proceeded to the playground where the all punters’ teams ‘spoke the soccer language’. Teams representing ForteBet branches then played it out in knoc...