Dr Amuza Tusiime the Director Kasunganyanja Parents Nursery and Primary in Kasunganyanja town council says the school has run broke and now unable to clear some of its debts. Tusiime says the introduction of Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs called for high investments in general health facilities and yet they have and still expect few learners.
According to the commencement of examination statement issued by UNEB’S Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo, the said group of learners and others with circumstantial impairments like asthma and epilepsy will be given more time to complete the examination.
Dr Adam Mugume, the Executive Director for Research Bank of Uganda says that banks incur expenditures to offer services and there is a justification for users of these bank services to contribute to the running costs.
Findings show that no health workers or other hospitals staff carry out exclusive breastfeeding. For NGOs, only 9.1 percent of the mothers employed there are able to breastfeed exclusively followed by those employed in the private sector at 22.2 percent. Only women employed in United Nations agencies were found to be able to breastfeed exclusively for six months
The Uganda National Examinations Board has allowed candidates to wear face masks during the examination as part of the standard operating procedures to ensure that candidates don’t contract the deadly coronavirus. But, teachers fear that desperate candidates might want to use them to smuggle small pieces of paper with answers into the examination room.
Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered, electric and fuel supported vehicles.
Lapyem demanded fresh elections over allegations of irregularities. He claimed that the election was unconstitutional and breached Articles 15, 16 and 93 of the Gulu University Guild Constitution of 2012.
Helen Mukakarisa Kataratambi, the Executive Secretary UNMEB, says that although students were thoroughly checked before the start of the examinations, five candidates entered the examination rooms with unauthorized materials, which called for the cancellation of their results.
Charles Odonga the headteacher of St. Joseph’s college Ombaci says they will not increase school fees this academic year but instead re-adjust their priorities and deal with the most important things at the moment. Ondonga says they are aware parents have been affected by COVID-19 so it will not be wise to increase fees.
Fobesa Nandudu, one of the parents told Uganda Radio Network that she was forced to transfer her child from the school because of the unfavorable learning conditions. She explains that since she took her child to Bunambutye Primary School, his performance has been deteriorating.
Ramadan Simali a school inspector for Ntenjeru County is worried that many pupils are likely not to attend school when they reopen. He notes that before the school lockdown, about 70 pupils were dropping out of school to engage in casual jobs.
The document is being prepared by the National Curriculum Development Centre looking at basic concepts in addition to needed competencies and life skills that learners should attain in a given class as per the syllabi.
When the government announced the reopening of schools, the pre-reopening activities were to include an update of the SOPs by the ministry. Although inspection has kicked off, the said tools have not been developed, leaving school proprietors, teachers, and parents guessing.
Juliet Mary Tumuhairwe, the headteacher of Uganda School for the Deaf notes that wearing a facial mask is very challenging for her group of learners as they cannot fully understand or interpret what the teacher is communicating with them.
John Mary Ssenkubuge, a parent with two senior five students says his restaurant and bar business collapsed during the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, he says it is difficult for him to get money in the shortest time possible to pay for his children.
Jennifer Kasule, the Principal Public Relations Officer in UNEB, notes that although nothing much is changing in the management and administration of examinations, they have added a few aspects concerning the Standard Operating Procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part of the consignment worth 1.46 Billion Shillings shall be delivered to training hospitals that are used by UCU students for internship training. They include Mengo, Namirembe, Mukono General Hospital and the Allan Galpin Health Center II-AGHCII, the university’s health facility.