M7 blames decline of education to poor management

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has attributed the decline in quality of education in the country to ineffective management of education institutions. The president’s observation was contained in a speech read for him by the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Ephraim during Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Kigezi College Butobere in Kabale Municipality, yesterday. Museveni noted that despite government investing in Universal Primary and Secondary Education, education standards have not improved due to poor management. Museveni also warned the youth against HIV/AIDs scourge saying that a free diseases generation fosters…

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Kakumiro officials close six schools

More than 500 pupils are stranded following the closure of six private schools in Nkooko Sub-county, Kakumiro District after they were found running below minimum operational standards. The schools were closed on Tuesday during an operation conducted by the district education department in conjunction with the police. The schools closed include God is Able Nursery and Primary School, Blue Angels School, St Owen, Trinity Academy, St Balikudembe School and Kahyoro Primary School. The Kakumiro District Education Officer, Mr William Baleke, on Tuesday said most of the schools were found operating…

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Education authorities reject the handover report of outgoing head teacher

KABALE-Education authorities in Kabale municipality and the Butobere primary school management committee have rejected the handover report of the school’s outgoing head teacher, Dionysius Aryahebwa, citing lack of accountability of funds. Aryahebwa, who has been acting as the school head teacher for the last two years, was yesterday supposed to handover to Caroline Kiiza, but was denied, after he failed to account for the Parents  Teachers  Association-PTA funds and funds from the nursery section. He told Board members that he collected 1,323,000 shillings as PTA and spent 1,389,500 shillings, but…

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Rukiga MP awards best PLE performers with mattresses

The Rukiga District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi has advised learners to avoid bad peer groups if they are to excel. The Legislator made this call yesterday while handing over 145 mattresses to each of the candidates who scored first grade in the 2017 Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE in Rukiga district. The function was held at Rwamucucu sub county headquarters. Kamusime said that bad peer groups lead learners get involved in evil acts hence affecting their future. The Rukiga District Education Officer Vastine Beyendera, called for cooperation between…

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Five Rukiga head teachers demoted over poor PLE results

Five Primary school head teachers in Rukiga district have been demoted over poor performance in the 2017Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE. The demoted head teachers are from primary schools of Rwempisi, Mugambisa,Ngoma 1, Kamutungu and Nyamishamba. Among those who were transferred and demoted to classroom teachers include; Julius Tumwesigye from Ngoma I to Nyakihanga and Robert Baguma from Rwempisi to Nyakarambi. Mary Bakeiha, the head teacher of Nyamishamba primary school was demoted to the level of deputy and transferred to Kantare Primary School. The Rukiga District Chief Administrative Officer, Hanny Turyaheebwa, says…

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