Six students of Excel Vocational Training Institute in Kalule, Luwero district have been transferred to Bombo Military hospital after suffocating while trying to retrieve their belongings from the dormitory during a Tuesday afternoon fire outbreak.
The fire started while the students were attending lessons. Upon discovering the flames, an alarm was raised, and students hurried to save their belongings.
The authorities promptly responded to the incident, with the police arriving at the institute to battle the fire. Fortunately, no deaths were reported.
Acting Savannah Regional police spokesperson, Sam Twiineamazima, named five out of the six students who suffocated as Kakabigwa Patrick, Kavuma Ibra, Ayubu Back, Bukenya Richard, and Sentamu Sulaiman.
Initially, the students were rushed to St...
Over 295 have graduated at St Francis school of health sciences on Mukono namataba among the graduadands have been doing the following fields
Nursing, lab, clinical medicine among others
The Bishop of Lugazi Diocese, Emeritus Dr. Mathias Ssekamanya has asked the graduates at St. Francis School of Health Sciences to always work hard in their careers if they want to reach greater heights.
He made the remarks during the 7th graduation ceremony at at the institute where 295 students graduated in various health disciplines.
He asked the graduates to be kind to their patients as it is a step to their recovery and do away with corruption since their service is a calling from God.
“Always be kind to patients cause that alone can heal them. Have the spirit of love, kindness towards patients as y...
Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has blamed the current expired courses crisis on misuse of strong words and directed National Council for Higher Education to declassify ‘expired’ courses as “under review”.
While presiding over plenary on Wednesday, 24 May 2023, the Deputy Speaker also challenged the Ministry of Education and Sports on its programme accreditation and review policy.
"Sometimes we love using string words without knowing the impact they can have. Why use the word expired? Hon. Muyingo you need to write to the National Council for Higher Education so that these programs are marked as programs under review." The Deputy Speaker ordered— noting that the word expired is being used unnecessarily.
"When you say a bachelor's degree's curriculum is reviewed every after five years, when y...
MTN Uganda has handed over a new fully equipped three-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District to boost the students' learning environment.
The project worth Shs202 million was funded by MTN Foundation, and implemented through Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), a non-government organisation dedicated to improving access to quality education across the country.
Bryan Mbasa, the Senior Manager at MTN Foundation said the new classroom block - equipped with desks and a water tank - will create space for at least 180 learners.
“We at MTN believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality education, and this can only be achieved with adequate infrastructural facilities,” he said.
He said the new classroom block will enable Frontiers PEAS High School to...
Primary and secondary schools across the country have started the process of registratiing of candidates slated to sit the 2023 end of cycle Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb).
According to Uneb, the registration of candidates slated to sit Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) started on April 1.
The spokesperson of Uneb, Ms Jenipher Kalule toldthis reporters that the registration is slated to run for two months, ending May 31.
According to her, the registration fees have been maintained at Shs34, 000 for PLE, Shs164, 000 for UCE and Shs186, 000 for UACE for privately sponsored learners.
“The government, as the policy has been, will pay for all candidates funded under Universal Primary Education...
The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) has announced that the number of subjects offered by students at A-Level will be reduced in the proposed curriculum under review.
The revision of the A-Level curriculum began earlier this year to benefit the students currently undertaking the new lower secondary school curriculum.
According to Dr. Richard Irumba, the Deputy Director of Research, Consultancy, and Library Services at NCDC, this change means that students will only study two principal subjects, which will be considered by higher tertiary institutions when admitting students into courses of their choice.
This move has been welcomed by education experts, who believe that it will reduce the workload and make students more focused on key areas.
However, career guidance will be ess...
Over 1,000 people in Kyenjojo, Mubende, Kyegegwa and Mityana got their share of the gifts that Fortebet usually gives out.
Fortebet clients in the above branches witnessed this memorable weekend and won themselves phones, European club jerseys, T-shirts, caps, pens and wristbands. On every branch, Fortebet usually gives out brand new phones to lucky punters while other customers have a chance to take home any of the other gifts as mentioned above. The gifts were handed over to the lucky punters by Fortebet’s brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi.
Fortebet still donated to bodaboda cyclists, reflector jackets to riders at Kyenjoojo and Kagadi.
“You are the first betting company to give us this donation, yet some other companies have been here for some time. We are so grateful that you have valu...
Luwero Uganda - PEAS Horizon High School in Luwero District has received a new fully equipped three-classroom block worth Shs 202 million courtesy of MTN Uganda.
The school located in Bombo Kalule, off Luwero Bombo Road, has 178 students.
The project was funded by MTN Uganda’s corporate social responsibility arm, MTN Foundation, and implemented through Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), a non-government organisation dedicated to improving access to quality education countrywide.
Speaking during the classroom handover ceremony on April 13, MTN Foundation Senior Manager, Bryan Mbasa said the company’s bold step to invest in the school’s facilities is in fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility geared towards boosting students’ access to high-quality education.
The Anti-Corruption Court convicted and sentenced Achimo Ruth Etibot, the former Soroti University Secretary to five years in prison.
The Court presided over by Lady Justice Margaret Tibulya on Thursday convicted Achimo on charges of abuse of office, two counts of diversion of public resources, one count of fraudulent false accounting and one count of false accounting by a public officer.
Achimo Etibot who doubled as the Accounting Officer was initially charged together with Edward Obeele who was the University Bursar.
However, Obeele pleaded guilty to the charges through a plea bargain and was sentenced to a fine.
Achimo allegedly used her position to divert over Sh1 billion intended for capital development to the payment of legal fees, employee benefits, and travel expenses without follo...
Makerere University says it has taken a strategic decision to spend sh30b on supporting PhD students to aid them to do research and write theses that address national transformation.
Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, said that the university aims at conducting research that can address societal challenges.
He was addressing academia, politicians, students and religious leaders during the Makerere University Symposium on National Transformation at the Department of Food Science and Technology.
“I believe that this is a matter of priority for our country to address the urgent need for us to come up with solutions for our national transformation,” he said.
"As impactful as this is going to be, our ultimate wish is to see a scholarship or loan scheme dedicated to gr...