The rails are made out of metals, iron bars and concrete. According to Asiimwe the government needs 110 dollars to buy one bar from abroad but a locally manufactured rail can cost 47 dollars. Each kilometer of a railroad takes about 1660 sleepers.
The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has credited the ministry of Education for the guidance it made to schools to take on the teenage girls that became pregnant during the lockdown saying this has ensured a higher number of female candidates than expected .
Last week, the student developed COVID-19 signs and she reported to the university medical center where she was advised to go for a covid-19 test at Makerere University, where she tested positive. She is now receiving treatment at Namboole COVID-19 treatment facility.
Without funding, the homeschooling program seems to be hitting a dead-end but Muyingo says that they are going back to the drawing board to come up with a new plan that can offer a form of continuous learning to over 10.2 million non-finalists up when the government will fully reopen the education institutions.
On Monday, MUBS management decided to deploy a section of academic staff who didn’t participate in the strike alongside non-academic staff to invigilate the examinations. Our reporter observed that most of the examination rooms were being manned by non-teaching staff donning blue shirts and navy blue trousers.
Amudat does not have any radio station at all, while the nearest, Heritage FM based in Nakapiripirit is not received in the area. The only radio station listened to in Amudat is Kenya’s Kalya which is based in Kapenguria. Kalya broadcasts in Kiswahili and Pokot languages without any education program, according to residents.
Patrick Byakatonda, the Director DIT says that lack of competence assessment and certification for vocational manpower before they join the world of work is one of the key reasons as to why people undermine local skilled personnel
According to the UNEB Spokesperson Janipher Kalule the board had fears that COVID-19 pandemic effects could also greatly affect the registration turn out however, this has not been the case as on average over 60% of the 19,714 UNEB centers have already registered
Benson Kule Baritazale, the head of the inspection of Institutions of Learning during Covid-19 pandemic, says after candidates and finalists resumed classes, there is a need for a review of the guidelines.
Sasiira Technical Institute which was constructed on part of 12.151 hectares donated by Nakasongola district was officially opened in February 2016. The institute constructed with a grant of 5.8 billion Shillings, is part of the nine institutes established from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
Parliament’s Budget Committee has declined to approve a 336.8 Billion Shillings supplementary budget request by government to purchase 9 million radio sets for Ugandan homes to facilitate the long distance learning program during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Each student was expected to line up in queue with his plate to get food. One of the students told URN on condition of anonymity that the Outgoing Guild Sports Minister, Jeremiah Ogwok jumped the line to the service Centre without a plate and demanded for food.
According to Muruli-Mukasa, the government has agreed to work on all the issues raised by MUBS academic staff, adding that they are already working on a supplementary budget of Shillings 4926,869,832 billion to cater for the salaries of the 843 staff.
While the health ministry says it plans to carry out investigations, officials from the ministry of education told URN that they are unaware of any learners being infected with COVID-19 from a school setting.