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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WILL DR. RUTH BIYINZIKA FIT IN DR. JOSEPH MUVAWALA’S FOOTSTEPS?

By Nancy Emily Nagujja In an Inauguration ceremony of the 5th Edition of the Industrial Training Council (ITC) that took place on the 19th of November 2021, Dr. Joseph Muvawala and his team were honored for the work well done as he handed over to the new chairperson of ITC Dr Ruth Biyinzika Musoke. The ceremony took place at the DIT home in Lugogo. The event was honored by the presence of representativesfrom the Ministry of State for Higher Education and the Permanent secretary from the Ministry of Education represented…

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Why We Must Up Our Efforts to Tap Into the Women Potential for Development

By Benson Turamye Uganda will join the rest of the international community to mark the International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March 2021. The day will be celebrated under the theme, Building on Women’s Strength for a Better Future in a COVID-19 World. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected many countries and indeed created many challenges that are seemingly insurmountable, nations around the world are slowly and steadily recovering. This year’s theme therefore, is an opportune moment to reminisce on how we can continue to engage the women in…

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Ministry of Education and Sports to address new changes in the Olevel curriculum.

Education minister Janet Museveni is expected to appear before the parliamentary house today to give a statement on the continued roll out of the lower secondary school curriculum contrary to the parliamentary resolution of Tuesday 4th February 2020 that halted its review and roll out pending further consultation and preparation of key stakeholders. This is bound to happen just hours after the NRM parliamentary caucus yesterday endorsed the lower secondary school curriculum which has become a point of contention between the executive and the legislature.     The endorsement happened…

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Minister of Education empowers girls as 2019 UCE results are released.

The Uganda Certificate of Education exams were released by the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni, on 31st January together with the Uganda National Examinations Board while at the Office of the prime minister, several days after they released the Primary Leaving Examinations. The UCE 2019 candidates started exams on the 15th of October last year and officially ended on the 17th of November 2019. Reports from UNEB show that the number of candidates registered in the year 2019 increased by only 0.7% which is lower than 3.2%…

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Minister Oryem: Gov’t should revise scholarship scheme

The minister of state for foreign affairs, Okello Oryem has suggested to the Ministry of Education and Sports to revise the government scholarship scheme for university entries. He said he was uncomfortable with the current criteria, which he said favoured children from rich families, leaving out the majority of the poor mainly from the rural areas, who he said should be given priority to benefit from the government sponsorship. The minister, who is at the same time the chairperson of St. Augustine International University (SAIU), located in Bunga, Kampala, was…

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Kampala International School (KISU) holds blood donation drive

Kampala International School (KISU) held a blood donation drive at the school premises in a call to increase the volumes of blood at the blood Bank Nakasero. The function that started at 9:00am was spearheaded by the students with support from the school administration. When asked as to why this exercise was conducted one of the students who was among the organizers said that they did so because they wanted to increase on the volumes of blood at the blood bank. They also conducted the exercise as a Corporate Social…

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Uganda’s Makerere University ranked 5th in Africa

Makerere University is Africa’s fifth best university, and top-most outside of South Africa, according to the latest world university rankings. “At number five rank according to the Times Higher Education latest rankings, Makerere remains the top university in Africa outside South Africa. We are on the move to greater heights,” said the University Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe. The survey, now in its 15th year, evaluated 1001 universities worldwide based on their teaching, research, knowledge transfers and international outlook. Globally, Makerere ranks below the 500th position, the United States’ universities…

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Victoria University signs MOU with NFT Consult

On Friday 27/ July /2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Victoria University and NFT Consult. This represents an opportunity for Victoria University students to start a firm well nurtured career in Human Resource Management. This event was witnessed by the Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda represented by the Secretary General Mr Ajal Joseph.NFT Consult was established in 2005 and has operations in 7 countries: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Zambia. The company offers mainly three HR solutions:- Managed Services, these include:-Manpower Solutions, Payroll and…

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