The Permanent Secretary says teachers will be expected to login with a link from the commission then write their profile that will be stored on the system and wherever an advert is put they can easily access it through their profile.
The Higher Education Financing Scheme was started in 2014 with funding from the government of Uganda to support needy students who are admitted to Universities and Tertiary Institutions, to access education at Diploma and Degree levels. students are expected to pay back the money as soon as they join the world of work.
She advised that parents to stop depending on government and schools from raising their children but to go back on the drawing board and sit down as parent with other community members to come up with ways to help raise a good generation.
Kizito said that money will mainly support students studying sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
He said they decided to extend the application service application centers nearer to the students who need to continue with their education but cannot afford to pay for themselves.
Quinto Odongo, the Otuke District Education Officer described the situation at many schools as “appalling”, saying that although they have plans of renovating the schools, they operate on a meagre budget.
“We know that the changes are policy issues but there is a lot that needs to be asked. The ministry has left us in the dark, we don’t know what is happening next,” Herbert Ssemuwemba, the Principal Canon Apolo Core PTC in Fort portal, who also doubles as the vice-chairperson of PTC Principals told Uganda Radio Network.
Jonathan Kamwana, the commissioner in charge of teacher education and development, says the move has begun with the phasing out of Grade III and V teacher training at primary teacher’s colleges and national teacher’s colleges respectively.
Dennis Mugimba, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education says that although President Museveni announced the dates for reopening of tertiary schools, this could change in case the priority groups tagged on the reopening fail to embrace the vaccination exercise.
“None core PTCs that will be phased out are going to be repurposed by turning them into secondary schools, Skilling centers, or technical institutions depending on the needs of the areas where they are located,” Dr Mugimba noted.
The Education Ministry authorized teachers to conduct in-person classes in socially distanced small groups of not more than 20 learners, from within their localities. However, many people, including district authorities, and parents are not aware of the programme.
Vicent Elong, the national chairperson of Uganda Professional Science Teachers Union -UPSTU says as scientists in the teaching profession under their union they are not going to look on as the UNATU leaders continue to sabotage them hence vowing to fight for their rights through their Union but also calling upon fellow teachers to embrace the initiative positively as it’s a milestone to the teaching profession in total.
Annet Kyomuhendo, the District Probation Officer says for the year 2020 they registered 408 girls and for the year 2021 there has been an increase and they have registered 606 girls. She blames this on the continued closure of schools.
Speaking at the 6th annual East African Communications Association-EACA conference convened virtually at Uganda Christian University, Okwakol said that institutions should consider developing approaches favouring companies offer mentorship to students.
More learners with support from their parents are increasingly considering changing their line of education from academics to concentrate on vocational.
Patrick Byakatonda, the executive director Directorate of Industrial Training -DIT encouraged such parents to embrace the initiative that was designed by the DIT targeting people with no qualification.
Dr Lorna Magara, the Chairperson of Makerere University Council noted that one of the major challenges in handling perpetrators of sexual harassment is that the University cannot suspend implicated staff beyond three months.
Geoffrey Magomu, the headteacher of Magada primary school in Mbale City Northern Division, says that they last released salaries in July this year. He explains that they were forced to storm the Mbale City offices after seeking an explanation from the city education officer in vain.