UPSCALING VOCATIONAL TRAINING WITH THE NEW CURRICULUM.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja On 18th May 2022, The Deputy Head teacher of Namugongo Secondary and Vocational School had a discussion on Lower Secondary School Curriculum up scaling to Vocational Training on Ddembe FM. In his remarks, he explained that Vocational and Technical Institutions help students learn hands-on skills that can help them create jobs for themselves. With the new curriculum being introduced to secondary schools, Students right from Senior One can acquire a basic hands-on skill of their choice. With vocational skilling having been added to the curriculum, students…

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UGANDA REGISTRATION SERVICES CELEBRATES THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja. Uganda joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Intellectual Property Day on 26th April 2021. The event was hosted by The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) as they commemorated the day with a celebration at Protea Hotel Kampala under the Theme: “IP AND YOUTH: Innovation for a Better Future” and sub Theme for Uganda “Using the IP system to achieve youth employment in Uganda.” The highlight of the event focused on the challenges faced by youth but importantly showcased the opportunity afforded by Intellectual…

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THE DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (DIT) SKILLS STAFF IN INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATIONS.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja On 6th May, 2022, The Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) in collaboration with Kiryandongo Technical Institute (KTI) closed a training of DIT staff of International vocational Qualification-Level III Training of City and Guild Assessors. Out of the 50 Trainees, 25 were DIT Staff that too were undergoing a training. The Event was honored by the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Ms. Ketty Lamaro, The Director of The Directorate of Industrial Training, Mr. Patrick Byakatonda, The Chairperson Board of Governors Kiryandongo Technical Institute, The CAO and DEO…

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PPDA LAUNCHES THE PPDA BUSINESS EXPOSITION 2022.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) in partnership with Fathil International Projects (Fipro Uganda) launch the first ever PPDA Business Exposition 2022 at Press Conference at The Uganda Media Center on 23rd May, 2022. In the bid to contribute to economic growth, connect businesses to effective procurement systems, and support local SMEs designed the PPDA Business Exposition 2022. The exposition will provide companies with a unique platform to inform, educate and network with various stakeholders while assisting providers to tap into opportunities that…

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THE MICROFINANCE SUPPORT CENTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Microfinance Support Center celebrated 20 years of Financial Inclusion, starting with celebrating the contribution of The Late Dr. Kisamba Mugerwa to the Microfinance sector in Dr. Kisamba Memorial Lecture. During The Dr. Kisamba Memorial Lecture, the Center remembered a number of things he strived to achieve, the core one being financial Inclusion, striving for slum and ghetto elevation. The event run under the theme: Leveraging microfinance to spur the slum and ghetto economy. The event was attended by the Late Dr. Kisamba’s family, dignitaries from…

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THIS IS NOT THE END BUT A NEW BEGINNING.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja Online Content Officer ARC Uganda’s participation at the Dubai Expo 2020 marks the beginning of Uganda’s trade and business connections with the international market. Uganda is one of the 190 countries that participated in the Dubai Expo 2020. Uganda’s journey of participation has surely been a remarkable experience for the country and has paved way for various business connections and opportunities it opened for the business people of Uganda. The Republic Of Uganda extends its sincere appreciation towards the Government of the United Arab Emirates, the…

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Presidential CEO forum lauds farmers in Ziroobwe

By David Lukiiza Ateam of Board members and chief Executive officers of various companies from the presidential CEO forum have praised farmers in Ziroobwe parish in Luwero district for their efforts towards promoting Value addition and enhancing domestic production. During their Visit on Saturday at Ziroobwe Agaaliawamu Agri-Business Training Association (ZAABTA) Brenda Tibamwenda a board member who also represented Barbara Mulwana the board chair noted that they are pleased with what the association is doing with the farmers in the community. “We have been pleased with the production and value addition…

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THE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS SET TO HAPPEN AT THE END OF MAY.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja. Following a successful launch of The Employer of The Year Awards by The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) on 11th February, 2022 at Golf Course Hotel Kampala. Makerere University one of their partners and implementer of the EYA survey is already conducting company visits to ensure conducting of the survey during February and March. During an interview with Dr. Julius Mugisha the lead consultant in the survey explained that the partnership they have with FUE is to be a consulting organization that provides the services of…

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS IN THE BID TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Ministry of Education through a press briefing released a statement on the distribution of S.1 and S.2 text books for the revised lower secondary school curriculum which was rolled out starting academic year 2020 with the S.1 Class. The Ministry of Education and Sports would like to clarify and inform the public as follows: these textbooks are being distributed to all government and private Secondary Schools as per the data in the Education Management Information System (EMIS) of 2017. This explains that some Secondary Schools…

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THE PRESIDENTIAL CEO BOARD MEMBERS PAY A COURTESY TOUR AT THE UGANDA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN NAMANVE.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Presidential CEO Forum board members led by the Vice Chairman Mr. Emmanuel Katongole paid a courtesy visit and tour to the Uganda Industrial Research Institute in Namanve Industrial Area. The Board members in attendance included: Prof. Charles Kwesiga, Mr. Douglas Opio, Dr. Ruth Biyinzika Musoke, Ms. Irene Birungi Mugisha, Ms. Brenda Tibamwenda, and Mr. Mathias Katamba. The visit commenced with a tour of the facility where the industrial training is done, followed by a meeting of the board members together with their host, Prof. Charles…

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