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15:08
15:08

Uganda Secures UGX 56B COVID-19 Education Recovery Grant reading materials 2 Top story

The project is expected to run for 18 months and will benefit 14.6 million learners in pre-primary, primary, and lower-secondary education cycles, and 406,000 teachers and school administrators. It will focus on ensuring continued learning during the closure of schools and preparing the system for school reopening once the situation allows.
13:12
13:12

Embattled Makerere University Secretary Runs to Court to Challenge Suspension 1 Top story

According to Barugahare, the forced leave is a disguised move to remove him from office and create a management committee outside the law to investigate nonexistent allegations orchestrated personally and concocted by Professor Nawangwe.
22:38
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Education Minister Clears E-learning Program for Universities 1 Top story

The Ministry of Education and Sports recently advised universities which had embraced the use of remote collaboration tools to halt the process and await guidelines that would guarantee the effectiveness of the approach.
15:21
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More Girls Enrolling For Primary Education-Report 1

The report indicates that more than six percent of the adjusted net enrolment of boys in primary education between 2009 and 2018 never attended school compared to three percent for girls.
06:07
06:07

Makerere University Cancels Dental Surgery Student Admissions 1 1

Namoah further explains that students who had been admitted on government sponsorship for the same programme will be shifted to other programmes based on the other choices that they had applied for. However, one must meet the cutoff points to be shifted to another programme.
05:54
05:54

COVID-19 Education Response Plan a White Elephant – Prof. Masagazi 2

Prof Masagazi-Msaazi, the Principal of the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University, notes that whereas the interventions seemed to be good, they were not based on fact and data and as a result, the framers and implementers made a lot of mistakes.
13:13
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Universities to Extend Private Admission Deadline Soroti University 1

Prof Umar Kakumba, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-Charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere University says although the private scheme undergraduate application deadline is June 12th, 2020 they will be extending it. He says they believe that the eighteen day extension will be sufficient for students who would have missed out on the government sponsorship and wish to join Makerere University.
19:44
19:44

Ugandans Mourn Kasirye Ggwanga; the Maverick Patriot 5 1

Although many people feared Kasirye Ggwanga due to his character and way of handling issues, Yasin Kafuuma, who has served as his driver for over seven years says he has never seen a cool-headed and highly disciplined officer who treated everyone with respect like Ggwanga.
16:04
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Kisita Mining License Suspended Over Illegal Activities, Accumulated Arrears 1 3 Top story

Opendi notes that she has personally visited the mining site operated by Kisita Mining Company and found workers going about their normal business in disregard of the presidential directives halting all mining activities.
18:00
18:00

Ministry Directs Educational Institutions to Pay Staff 1

Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education notes that since educational institutions have gone only two months without operating, the budgets for first term salaries should be adequate to pay the staff for at least three months.
21:19
21:19

Gov’t to Set Up Sanitary Pads Plant 2 1

The 2012 study done by International Rescue Centre notes that one in ten menstruating girls skips school four days every month, which is about 24 days the entire year. Other studies have also tagged the challenge as a major contributing factor towards the school out drop for many girls.
15:02
15:02

Makerere Recovers Lost Data for Public Universities Joint Admissions Board makerere university 1 1

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Academic Affairs at Makerere, Prof Umar Kakumba notes that although they were looking to an alternative plan of recapturing the data from hard copies, the technical team helped recover the lost data.
17:14
17:14

Private Universities Seek Financial Stimulus Package from Government 3 1

Professor John Ssenyonyi, the outgoing vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University notes that unless they receive significant government support, they might fail to reopen given the immense financial impact of the Coronavirus shutdown. He was speaking in his capacity as the chairman of the Vice-Chancellors’ Forum.
16:09
16:09

IUIU Reconsiders Staff Suspension, Lays Strategy for Reopening 1 2

The University had indefinitely suspended contracts of both teaching and non-teaching staff and temporarily closed all its campuses. The decision was based on a review of the institution's finances which established that the University did not have sufficient funds to keep their payrolls and meet other financial obligations.
15:41
15:41

COVID-19 Fund Request Draws Backlash from Employees 1 4

Several Ugandans are questioning why the government, which has just given a bail out to Members of Parliament, is the same seeking to tap into the meagre earnings by those in formal employment, a category which is heavily taxed through Pay-as-You-Earn and Local Service Tax.
11:29
11:29

Private School Teachers Surviving on Handouts from Parents 2 1 Top story

The father of two says that he has been struggling to provide for his family to the extent of calling some parents to come to his rescue.
15:20
15:20

Broadcasting Lessons; A Teachers’ Experience in a ‘Strange Environment’ 4 1

The adoption of the new remote learning systems has been a challenge in an environment where teachers, parents and caregivers were not positioned to provide education, through radio programmes, home-schooling, online learning and other approaches as outlined by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
08:37
08:37

IUIU Suspends All Staff 1

The university top management notes that they have made a review of their finances and established that don’t have sufficient funds. They argue that most of the students had not completed payment of tuition fees, which is the main source of income for the University.
15:41
15:41

Uganda’s Education System Not Prepared for Digital Learning Tide 1 3 Top story

Schools, parents and entrepreneurs are all tapping into the stay home campaign to ensure continuity of learning, using various platforms, among them Zoom, WhatsApp, broadcast media and a series of other virtual corresponding tools.
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Salary Enhancement: Non-Teaching Staff in Public Universities Threaten to Strike 1 3

Bruce Twesigye, the General Secretary of Public Universities Non-Teaching Staff Executives’ Forum-PUNTSEF, notes that to their dissatisfaction, all the monies were distributed to teaching staff and scientists which to him is not only unfair but also unjust and will cause disharmony. He adds all along they have been moving together and nobody was complaining even if the government had increased them with a little percentage at a time.
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