This academic year, officials in charge of selecting and placing students for technical and vocational institutions have noticed that high-achieving students with better grades at O' level are showing a growing preference for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The special examination was intended for learners impacted by the transition, encompassing those who failed their UCE examinations in the preceding year, candidates who did not register for the 2023 examination, those who registered but did not sit for finals and adult learners studying independently.
Catherine Akumu Mavenjina, the chairperson of the organizing committee, explains that when Nebbi was selected to animate and lead the 2024 Martyrs' Day by the Uganda Episcopal Conference, a committee formulated a budget of Shillings 3.8 billion for a vibrant event.
Information obtained from UNEB spokesperson Jennifer Kalule revealed that during the hearing, it was discovered that the school administrators provided incorrect self-drafted results on testimonials forms.
The said draft policy seeks to protect the at-risk family unit which is crucial for the country's well-being and development. It also identifies challenges faced by the family and provides guidelines for government and stakeholders to address them.
As the martyrs' relics traverse various locations, the faithful are anticipated to reflect on the steadfast faith of the Uganda martyrs, aiming to renew their own commitment under the theme; We the baptized, let us journey together in communion, participation, and mission in the footsteps of the Uganda martyrs.
Minister Museveni says that they have been guided by technical teams in the education sector that having learners of the revised curriculum progress into the existing A’level curriculum doesn’t comprise their subject or jeopardize their academic ground expected of them upon joining higher education.
The minister also conveyed her joy over the improved results this year, as a larger number of learners are now qualified to progress to the next level of education compared to previous years. While appreciating this positive development, she acknowledged that it raises crucial questions about what was done differently this time and what factors contributed to this trend.
In November 2023, the IG released a comprehensive 100-page report exposing systemic issues at the once-prestigious city school. The report highlighted instances of malpractice, maladministration, abuse of office, and mismanagement of funds under Ssuuna's leadership.
The ongoing discussion is largely fueled by a social media post that seems to have been captured from a WhatsApp group of old boys of St Mary's College, Kisubi-SMACK90 and has gained traction through widespread sharing by various users.
Joseph Sserwanga, the Deputy Principal of Bukalasa Agricultural College has expressed concern that both government and private investors find it challenging to afford the necessary resources for each school, and highlighted the critical shortage of resources like land, sports facilities, and laboratories, which are essential for effective learning.
The Principal of Bukalasa Agricultural College, Gelvan Kisolo Lule proposed that individuals with university-level academic backgrounds should primarily dedicate themselves to research and the generation of new knowledge, products, and technologies. Subsequently, these innovations would be implemented by skilled artisans and technicians within their specific fields.
The circular economy is a closed-loop system that efficiently uses resources, minimizes waste and promotes recycling. It addresses environmental challenges by reducing extraction, waste, and pollution while creating economic opportunities for growth, innovation, and job creation.
Commenting on the matter, Filbert Baguma, the General Secretary of UNATU, stated that the announcement did not originate from UNATU and has dissociated the association from the alleged strike. He urged the general public and teachers to treat the information with the contempt it deserves.