The idea, according to Janet Kataha Museveni, the Minister in charge of Education and Sports, is part of the plan developed by the education COVID-19 response committee and the national task force on COVID-19 disease, to control the possible surge of infections among school ongoing childr
She made the call during the release of the Uganda Certificate of Education Examination results, this afternoon, where it was indicated that there was a poor performance of learners in science subjects. According to the results released, nearly half of the candidates that sat for the examinations failed sciences despite the government's efforts to boost the field.
According to Dr Tumukwasibwe, the focus of opposition-led accountability committees is Anti-corruption that includes misuse, diversion, embezzlement of public funds; stealing of public assets; nepotism in the recruitment of public servants and award of tenders and others.
The country then recorded 14,073 cases, in the first fortnight of the lockdown, a figure which was halved to 7,122 cases in the second fortnight, and further to 3,308 cases in the last fortnight of the lockdown. Overall, between June 1 and July 29, Uganda recorded 46,135 news cases according to an analysis of the John Hopkins University coronavirus data tracker.
UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo, notes that although there is an overall improvement in performance, science subjects remain a challenge for many candidates with chemistry being the worst done subject.
The WHO said that it hoped COVAX would ship 520 million doses to Africa by the end of 2021, in addition to more shots from other sources, including deliveries from the African Union, which is expected to supply around 45 million jabs by the end of the year.
A pilot project had been launched in 2017 to help tea plantation farms move from an ‘airdrop’ system of moving bulk money, to electronic cash, but this was disrupted by the introduction of the tax on mobile money. PHB and the UN agency had seen how difficult it was to transfer cash from a bank through to the pockets of the 14,000 farmers, twice every month as salary, using the airdrop method.
The nearly 10 per cent rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) show.
The suspect identified as James Bubumbi, a resident of Kasubi, a Kampala suburb has been arrested from Kyegwegwa District from where he plotted to con several schools under the pretext that UNEB would withhold their results due to their purported involvement in examination malpractice.
Nanyondo 27, finished 2nd in heat one posting 2:02.02 to earn her an automatic qualification to the semifinal that is due on Saturday. She ran behind France's Rénelle Lamote who won the race in 2.01.91.