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UNEB fails to pin Buvuma headteacher over malpractice

Court has tasked Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB to table evidence implicating Siraje Kakomo Musisi, the head teacher Buvuma College School and the UNEB scout, Afema Droti for exam malpractice.

UNEB dragged the duo to court for allegedly aiding and abetting examination malpractices during last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education-UACE examinations in 2018 when they leaked paper for candidates of Buvuma College School, which prompted UNEB to withhold their results.

Masterpiece book on ceremonies and practices in Uganda published

A masterpiece book on ceremonies and practices associated with Empaako naming system in Uganda.

A book presenting a comprehensive documentation inform of text, photography and transcription of Empaako naming ceremonies and rituals has been published. 

The book presents the social-cultural functions and meanings of Empaako practice in daily life of five bearer communities of Batooro, Banyoro, Banyabindi, Batuku and Batagwenda.

Francis creates an app to make work easy for students and lecturers of Kyambogo University

Francis creates an app to make work easy for students and lecturers of Kyambogo University. 

Francis makes Kyambogo University app for freshers.

Francis says that he made this app with the love for the students mostly freshers.

Namirembe Hillside fire: Students point to corporal punishment and poor feeding

 The recent fire outbreaks at Namirembe Hillside high school in Wakiso district are being blamed on mistreatment by teachers. There were three fire outbreaks at the school last week.

A police officer at Kasangati Police Station privy to the investigations into the fire outbreaks at the schools says some of the students suspected to have started fires, point to corporal punishment and poor feeding as some of the reasons that pushed them to act the way they did.

Bunyangabu district leaders hails Brain Bridge High School

Bunyangabu district leaders have praised Brain Bridge High School’s role in the education sector in the newly created district.

Musinguzi Peter, the LC V Chairman (interim) said that education is one of their priority as district leaders. He said that they are to extensively to supervise government schools and cooperate with private school owners.

7 year old writer ‘Liam’ donates 10 USD to Heart patient in Kampala

A young writer Liam Katabira is one of the many new talented boys in Africa generally Kampala,  Uganda. A pupil of primary 2 at Sir Apollo Kaggwa is a poetry writer at his young age , given that he has wrote several poems to his name. 

But Liam who has won several awards to his names, just proved that he is not just  a writer but he has a heart of gold.

Today Uganda’s oldest political party Democratic Party supporter known as 
Nansamba Sharon Ruth, a mother of four (three beautiful girls and one son) , a woman human rights and political  activist is seeking for  a heart treatment in India.

Local revenue management system puzzles municipalities

The introduction of the Integrated Financial Management System-IFMS in local councils has left the four municipalities in Wakiso District puzzled. Their leaders say that the new system is likely to create deficits in their budgets and affect service delivery.

According to a recent circular from the Accountant General, locally raised revenue will be managed under the Integrated Financial Management System-IFMS and treasury single account as a mode of operation for all local governments. Under the system, all revenues collected are remitted to the consolidated fund from where it can be uploaded to the respective votes for expenditure as budgeted.

City Lawyer asks court to send Mak top officials to prison for contempt

City lawyer Anthony Wameli has filed an application seeking to hold Makerere University top officials in contempt of court for refusing to conduct a fresh search process for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor- Finance and Administration.

The application is based on a decision by High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana in which the appointment of Prof William Bazeyo was nullified on account of irregular recruitment. This was in response to a challenge by Anthony Mugisha, a Professor of Veterinary Sciences & Socio-economics.

Makerere University investigating four more staff over sexual harassment

 Four more staff of Makerere University are being investigated for sexual harassment, according to the vice chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe.

He disclosed this while responding to compliments by guild leaders haling management for suspend three male staff accused of sexual harassment.

According to Professor Nawangwe, the 2018 report on investigation of sexual harassment at Makerere University made short term, medium term and long term recommendation, which he says management has been trying to implement.

Makerere University has no money to feed and accommodate gov’t sponsored students

Makerere University does not have funding for food and accommodation allowances for more than 10,000 government-sponsored students next academic year. The initial allocation of 3.35 billion Shillings was reportedly diverted, on the advice of the government, to cover other priority areas in the running of the university.

A report by the Finance, Planning, Administration and Investment Committee of the university council, shows that the re-allocations were in compliance with recommendations of the education and social services committee of Parliament for a diversion of funds towards unfunded priorities.

Education Minister urges tertiary institutions to embrace online courses

The Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysostom Muyingo has challenged heads of Tertiary institution to spearhead the use of ICT led innovations.

Muyingo says tertiary institutions all over the world are offering online courses for continuing education that allows people to work and study simultaneously.

He however, says whereas universities in the country have emulated ICT led innovations to create online courses for long distance learners, tertiary intuitions have lagged behind, which affects enrolment.

Speaker Kadaga roots for integrity studies in schools

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga wants integrity studies included in the national school curricula.

Kadaga was on Tuesday meeting pupils of Dream Africa Schools who had paid a courtesy call on her.

Led by Jackline Rukundo, the Public Relations officer of the school, the pupils asked Kadaga questions ranging from child rights, role of parliament and the fight against corruption.

Dr Stella Nyanzi asks court to reject Makerere testimony

 Dr Stella Nyanzi has asked court to reject the testimony of Makerere University Director for Human Resource, Andrew Abunyang defending failure to reinstate her.

Nyanzi was suspended from Makerere Institute for Social Research in 2016 after a series of social media outbursts attacking the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni.

Uganda should invest more in education says World Bank

An increase in government spending on education would improve enrollment and the quality of learning in Ugandan schools, raising the human capital necessary to sustain productivity and economic growth, according to the World Bank’s latest Uganda Economic Update.

The report, “Economic Development and Human Capital in Uganda: A Case for Investing More in Education,” shows Uganda’s current budget expenditure on education is among lowest in the region. During last five years, education expenditure as a share of the national budget was declining in Uganda reaching 10% in 2017/18 while average for Sub-Saharan Africa is 16% and has been steadily increasing over the same period.

Uganda Education ministry bans construction of churches, mosques in public schools

The Ministry of Education has stopped the construction of churches and mosques in community or public schools in Kampala. 

The ministry’s move follows a number of land wrangles between the Ministry of Education, KCCA and religious institutions regarding land. 

In the recent past, KCCA refused to hand over Land of Ntinda Primary School to the Archdiocese of Kampala. The matter is currently before the Commission of Land Inquiry.

Three Ugandan teachers charged for leaking PLE exams

Three teachers, from the districts of Mityana, Kampala, and Wakiso have been charged with two counts of examination malpractice and conspiracy.   

The three; Samuel Kironde, Godfrey Ssemugga and Dan Kafeero, appeared before the Jinja Grade One Magistrate’s court, alongside a businessman, Hakim Ssenyunja with whom they allegedly connived to leak the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).