Often, children who are completing top class are dressed in gowns, before they receive their completion certificates. But the ceremonies are now heavily commercialized and equally criticized by educationists. Schools in urban districts; Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, charge up to 150,000 Shillings to cover ‘graduation’ costs for each child.
They argue that that the affirmative action policy which awarded 1.5 bonus points to girls qualifying to enter public universities, remains insufficient to address equity issues, especially in science-related courses. As a result, they say, the current government merit scholarship for students in higher education is heavily bent in favour of male students.
Sumaya Nakanda, one of the affected students, says she has failed to upgrade using the academic documents from Busoga university due to lack of approved registration numbers, which can only be availed after acquiring her transcript.
Abooki, through his lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde, of Center for Legal Aid says he is dissatisfied with the Appointments Board’s decision to remain silent on his promotion for nearly two years, despite his application for promotion.
Muyingo says that a team of officials from the National Council for Higher Education and auditors have been dispatched to the university to expedite the process of enabling it to become a public university by the end of the year.
The director in charge of evaluation and project development at Nation Planning Authority Moses Sanon Dhizaala, who was among mourners found at the cancer institute says the country has lost one of its greatest sons who longed for the transformation of the rural poor more so in Busoga where he served devotedly.
Nawangwe said the allegation about the University Council and the Appointments Board was unsubstantiated, adding that the move and the communication about the same, sent to Education and Sports Minister Janet Museveni were extremely arrogant, very disrespectful and provocative.
In the 2016/2017 academic year 3,575 students applied for the loans. According to the break down, 614 of the 4218 loan applications were rejected at data entry and review levels, leaving 3,604 that were processed.
The Minister of state for higher education John Chrysostom Miyigo was invited to preside over the graduation ceremony of 380 students at Kabale school of enrolled comprehensive nursing yesterday later turned his anger to the education authorities in the area accusing them of failing to manage time seriously which said has resulted into poor performance