Dr. Robert Ojambo, the spokesperson FASPU says that the National Executive Committee reviewed their decision and resolved not to strike and instead petition the Education Minister to start negotiations before next year in March.
Hon Okello Oryem the state minister assured the delegation that government is ready to give them free land for their operations and a number of other incentives to ensure their comfortable stay in Uganda.
On Monday, the Minister in charge of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunisi, said that the Cabinet had resolved all Universal Primary (UPE) and Secondary Schools (USE) to stop charging learners any fees as schools reopen in January next year.
The fifth Infantry Division Commander Brig. William Bainomugisha told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that they have increased vigilance and operations at the South Sudan border points following Tuesday’s terror acts.
Safeboda is accessed by connecting to a mobile application downloaded from the Google Play store for android phones and the App Store and phones that are powered with iOS technology. For the service to work, one has to open the SafeBoda app, which requires the internet, to type in their destination and request a ride.
Dr Monica Musenero, the Minister for Science and Innovations who is also a member of the national COVID-19 task force, asked all institutions to abide by the President’s guidelines. According to Dr Musenero, the learners were given adequate time to get vaccinated. She insisted that vaccines are accessible in many centres across the country.
Now Loy Muhwezi, the Commissioner Technical, Vocational Education and Training says with the new decentralized type of selection, people have to choose between the TVET and the general education but not the usual placement based on performance.
On Thursday last week, Among notified Members of Parliament that starting this week, they will be required to present Covid-19 vaccination cards to attend sittings. This would include staff and members of the Parliamentary staff.
Educational institutions were closed in March 2020, as one of the measures to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease. At the time, Uganda did not have any cases of the virus which was spreading across the globe like wildfire. Since that time, Uganda has lost more the 3200 people, from 125,788 confirmed cases.
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.
Fahad Ssensuwa, the Africa EXIM bank lead person in East Africa, says the initiative, among other objectives, wanted to bring back international financing institutions that had left the African continent on grounds that it was hard and expensive to get information from the businesses in Africa.
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.