Kakuru said that they have been cooperative and patient with the administration for a long time, but they could not get any assurance because the same issue was brought before parliament last year but funding was never allotted.
The children aged 5-15 years arrived in Napak on Thursday and were taken to two primary schools that were selected by the district authorities. The children are expected to stay at school for one year without reporting back to their homes or coming in contact with their parents.
Muyingo said that the Ministry of Education and Sports will take action against institutions lacking appropriate training facilities commensurate with the required number of students, including potential closures.
Professor. Jeffrey D. Sachs, a renowned American economist was in Uganda for a two-day visit to Uganda.
Jeffrey Sachs was the keynote Speaker at a High-Level Dialogue on the theme “Accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals through Leveraging Innovative Financing, the Parish Development Model, and Science and Technology" The dialogue was opened by Prime Minister, Robina Nabanja who later hosted him. During the address at Makerere, Prof Jeffrey Sachs urged Ugandans to prioritize their development before the foreign investors do. "No one cares about your development other than you," he said.
Ali Kaggwa Ddamulira, the association’s General Secretary also Deputy Headteacher of St Jude Secondary School Kyabakuza in Masaka City, indicates that many Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE examination centers in private schools may fail to provide the required materials and experiment apparatus for their candidates over affordability challenges.
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.
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.
In November 2023, while speaking at the Science Week event as the chief guest at Kololo Independence Grounds, President Museveni reiterated his commitment to supporting the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) by ensuring it receives adequate funding.