A total of 3283 pupil’s sit for PLE in Kabale district.

Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) examinations, started smoothly in Kabale district. A total of 3283 pupil’s from 113 primary schools are sitting this year’s examinations at 69 examination centres in Kabale district. The Candidates started Monday morning with Mathematics and Social Studies in the afternoon. They are sitting for the Science paper Tuesday morning and end with English in the afternoon. Speaking to our reporter after yesterdays exams, the Kigezi High School primary school head teacher, David Byamugisha and his Kaharo primary school counterpart, Andrew Basensa, said that the exams were received…

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School heads cautioned over exam malpractice during PLE.

The Kabale District Inspector of Schools Moses Tumwijukye Bwengye has warned that invigilators, Supervisors and school heads of primary schools who get involved in exam malpractice during Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE will be apprehended and charged accordingly. Tumwijukye sounded the warning yesterday while briefing head teachers, invigilators and supervisors from Kabale district at the district council hall.  Tumwijukye said that when people cheat exams, they can’t produce quality work at their places of work because they are not qualified, and this retards development. Tumwijukye said that they are already prepared…

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Prof. Mondo calls for review of gov’t sponsorship in public Universities.

The Kabale University Chancellor, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera has called for a review of government sponsorship programme in public universities. Mondo said this today while speaking during a graduation ceremony where 1,002 students were awarded degrees and diplomas in various disciplines from Kabale University in Kabale Municipality. He said that the current criterion favors the rich against the less privileged students from the countryside. According to Mondo, the sponsorship has only benefited students of the rich who shine with good grades after being facilitated to go through the best schools…

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Kabale technical Institute students demonstrate over maladministration.

Students at Kabale technical Institute have today staged a peaceful demonstration and matched to the office of Resident district Commissioner, Darius Nandinda and district LC5 Chairman, Patrick Besigye Keihwa, accusing the administration of violating a fees payment agreement and mal administration. The demonstration started, when the deputy Principal identified, Emmanuel Turyahabwe, ordered students with fees balances to go home to collect the fees balances. The students protested the matter, saying that it was unfair to be sent back home, yet they have only spent weeks at the institute. The students…

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Rejected Biomedical Science students to be admitted at MAK

Makerere University Admissions Committee has agreed to admit a group of students, whose initial qualifications had been rejected by the Allied Health Professional’s Council. The students initially graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. However, the degree programme was not registered with the Allied Health Professional’s Council, which meant that its raduates could not obtain requisite Certificates and Licenses as registered Health Workers. As a result, Makerere guaranteed that students would be allowed to enroll for a five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, which they would join in…

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First Lady Janet Museveni Visit to Makerere University

The First Lady and Education and Sports Minister Janet Kataaha Museveni visited Makerere University on Monday April 23,2018 to officiate at the Makerere University Bilateral Research Programme Annual Review Meeting. She also was led to a guided tour of the USD 29.2 m buildings constructed with a loan from the African Development Bank to the Government of Uganda acquired in 2013 to improve science and technology in Higher Education Institutions. The two modern centralized teaching facilities  are meant to address the problem of limited teaching spaces in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences-CHUSS, College…

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Kabale Parents Protest Sexuality Education Framework by MoE

Some parents in Kabale District are protesting the proposed Sexuality Education framework, recently approved by the Ministry of Education and Sports, allowing schools to teach primary school pupils “dating and courtship.” The framework, expected to be unveiled by the Ministry of Education this month, has clustered learners into five groups targeting pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. It is in upper primary cluster targeting learners aged 10 to 12 years, that dating and courtship topics will be introduced. Areas to be covered in the upper primary cluster under dating and…

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MUK Council to abolish gov’t sponsorships

Makerere University Council, the supreme governing body of the university, has passed a resolution seeking to abolish government scholarships and replace them with loans for all university students. The University Council headed by Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem made the recommendation while responding to the 2016 Visitation Committee Report. The visitation committee report proposed that Makerere implements a diversified funding model on international best practices so as to make the university financially sustainable. The decision reiterates the recommendation by the Higher Education Students Financing Board-HESFB to the education committee of parliament…

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UCU VC urges government to reduce operational tax on private Universities

The Vice Chancellor Uganda Christian University, Rev. Canon Dr.John Senyonyi has asked the government to reduce operational taxation charged on private Universities, so that they are easily enabled to develop. Ssenyonyi made this call while speaking during the 7th part of the 18th Graduation ceremony of 136 students at Bishop Barham University College, a constituent college of Uganda Christian University Mukono, a function that was held yesterday March 16 at the College Multipurpose Hall at Rugarama hill, in Kabale Municipality. Ssenyonyi said that though the Church of Uganda established various…

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Rukiga teachers protest six months arrears nonpayment

Over 70 primary teachers in Rukiga District are protesting government’s failure to pay them their salaries for the last six months. The teachers, who claim that they last received salaries in August 2017, say they are planning to lay down their tools, until their salary arrears are deposited onto their accounts. One of the affected teachers from Nyeikunama Primary School, who preferred anonymity, told our reporter that they have repeatedly petitioned the Rukiga Chief Administrative Officer over the matter in vain. The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU National Chairperson, Zadock Tumuhimbise,…

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