Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered, electric and fuel supported vehicles.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
Those issued warning letters include the Gender and Ethics & Integrity guild Minister, Marion Kirabo, who is also a fourth year student of Bachelor of Laws. Judith Nalukwago a Bachelor of Dental Surgery who is also the Vice Guild President has also been warned.
Through his lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde, Mushomi, a lecturer in the School of Statistics and Planning on Thursday told the tribunal that he was unfairly suspended and that the suspension of four years without pay was harsh, excessive and in contravention of employment laws.
Kalema had been accused of committing acts that were prejudicial to the proper performance of the duties of the university and hurting the university image. Together with Bennet Magara, he was suspended by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on December 21, 2018, who accused them of promoting hooliganism.
Eng. Frank Kitumba was evicted by a team from the University Estates, Works Directorate, security guards and police officers in what his lawyers described the eviction as unfortunate and contempt of the law.
Statistics by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), demonstrate that significant transformations are still required to make education systems more inclusive and accessible. It shows that only 10 per cent of people has completed upper secondary education in low-income countries, 40 per cent of the global population is not taught in a language they speak or fully understand and over 75 per cent of secondary school age refugees are out of school.
The two-day exercise was scheduled to start today June 5, 2019. But according to the messages seen by URN, the internal audit office of the university and the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration failed to agree on the method for conducting the exercise.
Bruno Muwuluzi, a student from Uplands High School, said that some of their colleagues on streets come from poverty stricken families and distant areas where they are offered to buyers by their parents under the pretext of finding jobs for them.
Tom Wangobi, the Acting Chairperson National Head Teachers Association, says besides remuneration, it would be better if government considers providing housing, subject, hardship allowances and performance bonuses among others.