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Special Quote Of The Day.

Special Quote Of The Day.

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INTEGRITY TEST (1) If you usually put more sugar in your tea when in a hotel than you do at home, You're likely to be corrupt! (2) If you use more tissue in a public washroom than you do at home, you are a potential thief if given opportunity. (3) If you serve yourself more food than you can finish, not minding whether it will go round, just because someone else is footing the bill, you're greedy. And you will steal if opportunity presents itself. (4) If you usually jump queues, you have the potential for abusing office if given a powerful position. (5) If you are more concerned about knowing someone's surname rather than first name, you're likely to be a tribal bigot. It’s even worse when someone tells you their name & then you ask, "which tribe is that?" It means you are tribalistic....
Makerere University partner with UNDP to foster innovation.

Makerere University partner with UNDP to foster innovation.

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Makerere University and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a partnership aimed at fostering innovation ecosystems in Uganda’s public universities. The partnership will also help in the implementation of the Parish Development Model through conducting a rapid roadmap to promote its implementation According to the university’s Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the partnership will spur innovation. “We have joined hands with the United Nations Development Program to help in transforming our research into innovation, this shouldn’t be at only Makerere but also other public institutions,” Nawangwe said. Nawangwe implored the students to embrace this innovation to promote gender equality among public institutions. The Chancellor Makerere University Prof Ezra S...
MPs want head teachers punished over increased school fees.

MPs want head teachers punished over increased school fees.

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Legislators want head teachers of government-aided schools who increase fees without permission from the Ministry of Education and Sports reprimanded. The MPs on the Committee of Education and Sports made the demand while meeting officials from education ministry, led by the Minister of State for Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo on Tuesday, 23 August 2022. The committee is processing a motion seeking government’s intervention in fees increment for government-aided schools, justification of statutory grants to government-aided schools and recruitment of sufficient teaching and non-teaching staff. Committee chairperson, John Twesigye, wondered why the ministry does not take disciplinary action against head teachers of government-aided schools who increase fees arbitrarily. “These ar...
Museveni appoints new chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University.

Museveni appoints new chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University.

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President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Prof. Edward Bitanywaine Rugumayo as the new chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University (MMU), with immediate effect. Rugumayo is appointed on a four year term; subject to recommendation by the university council. His appointment was confirmed in a memo dated August 18, 2022 to all staff, students and all other stakeholders, signed by Dr. Edmond Kagame, the university secretary. “We are thankful to His Excellency, the President of Uganda and the university council for recognizing Professor Edward Bitanywaine Rugumayo’s distinguished service as a politician, diplomat, author, academic and environmentalist and granting him the opportunity to serve Mountains of the Moon University as 1st chancellor as a public university,” the memo partly reads. The...
UNEB releases this year’s examination timetables.

UNEB releases this year’s examination timetables.

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The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has announced that this year’s national examinations will commence on October 14, and end on December 9, 2022. According to the statement by UNEB’s Executive Director, Dan Odongo, the first series of examinations, UCE, shall commence with briefing of students on October 14, with examinations set to end on November 18, 2022, followed by PLE which will be conducted from November 7-9, 2022 and UACE, which is the last series, will commence on November 18 and end on December 9, 2022. In line with the body’s policy of inclusiveness, Odongo noted that braille versions of timetables have been provided to cater for learners with visual impairments. He added that soft copies are being uploaded on school portals while printed copies are being packed along...
UNEB orders headteachers to display registers of candidates.

UNEB orders headteachers to display registers of candidates.

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The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has ordered all primary and secondary schools to display a register of candidates who are going to sit for this year’s national examinations. In a letter addressed to headteachers, UNEB Executive Director Dan Odong noted that this activity should be carried out effective August 13. “The register should be displayed in a conspicuous place at the school notice board to enable candidates to review and confirm their status of registration as well as their bio-data,” the letter dated August 11th reads in part. Odongo also noted that the heads of the centre should also avail copies of the register to the district education officer who will as well display them in a visible place accessible by any interested party, including but not limited to parents, ...
NEW SALARY STRUCTURE: Ministers Janet Museveni, Muruli Mukasa Summoned. 

NEW SALARY STRUCTURE: Ministers Janet Museveni, Muruli Mukasa Summoned. 

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Parliament of Uganda has summoned Janet Kataaha Kainembabazi Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports, as well as Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Public Service, over the issue of salaries for secondary school arts teachers as well as head teachers and deputy head teachers. The orders were issued by Speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among after MPs Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga of Kalungu West and Geoffrey Macho of Busia Municipality raised complaints over the issues of arts teachers’ low morale and school heads’ complaints. Ssewungu of NUP informed the House that the huge increment of salaries for science teachers now means that head teachers and deputy head teachers who are scientists earn less than the teachers they supervise. He added that several school bosses had already asked ...
Makerere University student suspended over alleged indiscipline.

Makerere University student suspended over alleged indiscipline.

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Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, has suspended Sulaiman Namwoza, a third-year student pursuing Bachelors of Medicine over alleged indiscipline. In a letter dated 1st August 2022, addressed to Namwoza, Prof Nawangwe alleged that the said student convened an online meeting which was attended by former 88th Guild aspirants, intended to push the reinstatement of the Guild leadership. “In the said meeting it is alleged that you made resolutions tantamounting to misinforming fellow students as well as directing the chairperson of the University council to reinstate the student Guild leadership well knowing that council had suspended the students Guild, senior common room, and all student’s leadership structures and had appointed a select committee to review the studen...
UBTEB Examinations Commence.

UBTEB Examinations Commence.

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The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) on Monday 1, started conducting of the July-August 2022 assessment and examinations. According to UBTEB, a total of 53,765 candidates are sitting for this year’s examinations, from 507 examination centres across the country and to conclude on August 19, 2022. UBTEB’s Executive Secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye, noted in a press statement issued yesterday that the board has deployed 600 examination managers including reconnoiters and monitors to ensure vigilance and security of examinations. He added that due to the practical and hands on assessment of some modules, the board has deployed 2,500 practical assessors and 60 verifiers. Onesmus explained that the deployments are aimed at making sure that the whole examination process runs s...
Education Ministry  bans erotic performances in schools.

Education Ministry bans erotic performances in schools.

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The Ministry of Education and Sports has issued an immediate on erotic performances in both primary and secondary Schools until guidelines have been put in place. According to a document from the ministry, all head teachers and Principals in government and private schools have been instructed to ban the performances. “Headteachers and Principals of both Primary and Secondary Schools are cautioned not to hire or allow any of these “artists” to perform in schools. Failure to comply, will lead to school managers being personally held responsible and disciplinary measures charged against them,” reads part of the document. The ministry further noted that extracurricular activities in school normally mean sports and games, debate clubs, etc and if schools need to entertain themselves, then they ...
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