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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). 

Makerere relaunches publishing press after 19-years of dormancy

Makerere University has relaunched it’s the book-publishing arm; The Makerere University press, to support staff and the public in publishing books and journals after almost 19 years of inactivity.

The publishing press hosted under the University Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) was relaunched with three maiden publications; Contemporary African Philosophers: A Critical Appraisal by Dr. Wilfred Lajul, The Power of Identity: Imbalu Initiation Ritual Among the Bamasaaba of Uganda by Professor John Wotsuna Khamalwa and Modernization of Luganda Terminology in the Field of Linguistics by Dr Saudah Namyalo.

Uganda Parliament rejects USD 45 M technical education loan

Members of Parliament have rejected a loan request of 169 Billion Shillings (USD 45 million) meant to support technical education, through the Business Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET).

The MPs say the funds which were to be borrowed from the Islamic Development Bank were likely to benefit just a few parts of the country. They further argued that the government had failed to run technical institutions, despite huge investments in the sector over the years.

Mawokota South MP makes a call to improve the education sector

Mawokota South legislator John Bosco Lubyayi Sseguya has launched a campaign to uplift the education sector in Mawokota South, Mpigi district as a key strategy to plan for the future generation.

Lubyayi who is serving his second term in office after defeating Hon. Joseph Bossa Kiyingi who defeated him in 2011, is committed to improve schools mainly government schools which are in a very bad state.

Bobi Wine 10 greatest books challenge in 2014

So I was nominated by Baron Rubahamya for the “Ten greatest books you’ve ever read challenge” and here I go.

1. Things fall apart by “Chinua Achebe” (it’s not just a book,it’s a tale. A book every African juvenile should read)

Museveni fired me for opposing sale of UCB – ‘former minister’ Prof Suruma

Former deputy governor Bank of Uganda Prof Ezra Suruma says he feels vindicated now that cabinet is considering the revival of Uganda Commercial Bank (UCB).

Suruma, the current Makerere University chancellor was one of the few government officials that had tried to resist the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) call for the privatization of UCB. He was the deputy governor Bank of Uganda at that time, but decided to move to UCB as its chairman and managing director as part of the efforts to save it from being privatized.

People Power’s Kabunga Sulaiman takes an early lead in Kampala University guild race – NRM demoralized

Kabunga Sulaiman a computer science student backed by Kyadondo East MP Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine’s People Power Movement is set to win Kampala University guild race. Kabunga who has has been active in People Power activities including the recent free Bobi Wine campaign when Mr. Wine was incarcerated at Luzira prisons has mobilized fully to take over the guild race come 18th April 2019.

Mbarara University staff strike intensify calls for , VC’s resignation

Staff at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) have unanimously agreed to lay down their tools until the vice chancellor, Prof Celestino Obua steps down.  

The lecturers accuse the Obua and the university accounting officer of lack of transparency and allegedly embezzling funds meant for operations of the university.