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The alarming school dropout rates should be addressed urgently-Muhimbise.

The alarming school dropout rates should be addressed urgently-Muhimbise.

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Last week, the Uganda National Examinations Board released PLE results for the year 2022 where 832,654 sat for the exams. Whereas the population is excited about the performance of their children, there is a latent issue that we all seem to have swept under the carpet which in my view needs urgent attention. According to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2021), the enrolment in primary one in the year 2016, stood at 1,888,847 pupils. It is this class that is expected to have sat PLE last year 2022 and that implies that over one million pupils who joined Primary One didn’t seat for PLE last year. In 2015, 1,842,006 joined Primary one and by the time they reached Primary Seven in 2021, only 749,761 pupils sat for PLE exams meaning that still over a million pupils who had joined Primary one in 201...
PLE, Date set to release results- UNEB .

PLE, Date set to release results- UNEB .

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The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) boss has revealed that the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) will be released next week as schools countrywide prepare to open for the new academic year 2023. While appearing before the Parliamentary Education Committee , the executive director of UNEB, Mr Daniel Odongo, said marking of PLE and the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) exams ended before Christmas. “The PLE exams were marked at 13 centers by 5,544 examiners. Marking of UCE examinations has also ended,” Mr. Odongo said. We are finalizing a few things at the headquarters in Ntinda, Kampala, before we start releasing them consecutively,” he added. The team was appearing before Parliament to defend their budget framework paper for the Financial Year 2023/2024. A total of 832,839 c...
Mak suspends Shs 50,000 late registration penalty

Mak suspends Shs 50,000 late registration penalty

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Makerere University administration has suspended the late registration fee penalty to students. Previously, students who failed to register with the university within the first two weeks of the semester were required to pay a fine of Shs50,000 for late registration. However, the university guild president, Lawrence Alionzi recently, wrote to the university administration, asking for waiving of the surcharge. Alionzi had cited economic hardships parents and guardians were facing especially in the aftermath of Covid-19 lockdown, as one of the reasons the Shs50,000 fine ought to be waived. Now, in a letter dated January 9, 2023, the university Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has approved the guild’s request to lift the surcharge. “This is to confirm that your request to waive the surc...
UNEB finalizing preparations for marking PLE and UCE exams.

UNEB finalizing preparations for marking PLE and UCE exams.

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UNEB has finalized preparation to start the marking of the 2022 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) and Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations. UNEB spokesperson, Jennifer Kalule-Musamba told journalists on Monday that the marking will take place in 41 schools that she didn’t name. She said UCE exams will be marked at 20 centres and 13 centres for PLE. “The board will contract about 6000 examiners for PLE and 8500 examiners for the marking of UCE, where we have about 116 papers to be marked,” Kalule said. UACE exams According to the UNEB spokesperson, the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education(UACE) exams that kicked off last week are progressing well, despite cases of malpractice reported in some districts. Kalule noted that there cases of impersonation involving two can...
St.Francis schools of health sciences held it’s 6th graduation.

St.Francis schools of health sciences held it’s 6th graduation.

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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 6th graduation ceremony at at the institute where 323 students graduated in various health disciplines. He asked the graduates to be kind to their patients as it is a step to their recovery. “Always be kind to patients cause that alone can heal them. Have the spirit of love, kindness towards patients as you work with them.” He said Bishop Ssekamanya also urged them not to settle for their certificates and diplomas but go a head to pursue degrees and masters in their various disciplines. Kidde John Paul, the chairperson governing council of the institute also appealed to the graduates ...
Makerere University suspends lecturer who was recorded slapping student.

Makerere University suspends lecturer who was recorded slapping student.

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Makerere University, the oldest university in Uganda, suspended a lecturer from the School of Social Sciences’ Department of Social Works and Social Administration after he was caught on camera repeatedly slapping a student. Benard Wandera is accused of assaulting a female student on November 18, 2022, at the Frank-Kalimuzo Central Teaching facility. “The Makerere University Management has noted with regret a video on social media that was recorded showing a student and a course instructor in an altercation that resulted in the faculty assaulting a student. We firmly condemn the instructor’s conduct because it goes against several university policies. The conduct of the faculty is unacceptable and portrays an abuse of authority entrusted to him to nurture and guide students as they purs...
Teachers wants primary schooling extended to 8 years.

Teachers wants primary schooling extended to 8 years.

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The Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) has proposed an additional year to be added on to the primary education cycle with classes now ending at Primary eight (P.8)* instead of the current Primary Seven mark, this website has learnt. Mr Filbert Baguma, the UNATU General Secretary revealed this while tabling the proposal to the Education Policy Review Commission saying many learners start school when really young, hence primary level being the foundation base should be given more time. “We have scenarios where children enter primary one at four years, those who go with their elder sisters and brothers, before you know it they are in P1 and in P7 they are 11 years,” said Baguma on Tuesday afternoon. The UNATU boss added that school systems should use lower primary to identify the area...
Fortebet rewards it’s customers.

Fortebet rewards it’s customers.

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Fortebet in collaboration with NBS Sport TV, hosts the most popular Lunchtime sports show in various Fortebet branches across the country. The show starts every Thursday between 1:30 pm - 2:00pm where the host will interview Fortebet’s staff and their clients. The clients will be able to mingle with their favorite presenters and also get to win fabulous prizes. All are welcome to be part of the show! The previous show was held at Owino Main branch whereby Fortebet’s clients got a rare opportunity to participate in the sports show. Fortebet dished out goodies like cool mobile phones, sports jerseys, T-shirts, pens, wristbands and many more. The Bodaboda riders who were present got reflector jackets to help in road safety. On this coming Thursday, NBS Sport TV and Fortebet team will be a...
ERA, UBTEB Sign MOU To Increase Certified Electricians

ERA, UBTEB Sign MOU To Increase Certified Electricians

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As one way of ensuring the increase of certified electricians in Uganda, ERA this year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB), a technical, vocational, educational, and training (TVET) examination body, to train and certify electricians. according to Uganda's constitution Section 88 of the ERA Act provides that no person shall install any electrical wiring of extension to existing wiring on any premises without first obtaining an installation permit issued by ERA. According to this MoU, both entities will establish a working relationship that started in July 2021 with the aim of creating lasting solutions to the low number of certified electricians in the industry. The MoU was signed by the ERA E.D Eng. Waako, on behalf of t...
ERA On Mission ”safety first” To Train, Certify Qualified Electricians

ERA On Mission ”safety first” To Train, Certify Qualified Electricians

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Properties worth billions of shillings and lives have over the years been lost in Uganda as a result of illegal or poorly done electrical installations done by unqualified electricians. As one of the solutions to this problem, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) launched a campaign to train and grant certification only to qualified electricians, in a bid to save lives and property. To achieve this goal, the Authority recently established an Installation Permits Committee Coordination Centre, aimed at strengthening the supervision of licensed companies and extend services to consumers. Besides ensuring that only certified electricians are employed in the sector, this Centre will also be the main interface between the Installations Permit Committee (IPC), the installation wire perso...
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