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Dawn of Hope: Volunteers Donate Life Jackets, Boat to Pupils Studying from L.Bunyonyi Island

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Stanbic Bank has made a Shs 10 million donation to government aided Bbira Primary School in Wakiso district towards the construction of a tank to improve water sanitation. Part of the money will also be used for necessities such as clothes and shoes to improve the welfare of the children. Patricia Nshemereirwe Musiime, Stanbic Bank’s Head …

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A group of well wishers with support from individuals, companies and organizations have donated life jackets and a motor boat to Bwama Primary School in a bid to safeguard the lives of the learners there. The donations are a result of a campaign launched following numerous stories in the media including the BBC on the …

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As a strike by Makerere University’s academic staff over salary disparities looms, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has appealed for patience so as not to disrupt studies. He urged the lecturers to “move cautiously” at the time when Uganda’s biggest institution of higher learning is trying to redeem its image. A general assembly of …

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Pupils have this morning begun Primary Leaving examinations with not many cases of delivery delays as has always been witnessed in the previous years. However, fears of examination malpractice remain high as the country is still in shock following an alleged leakage of some Uganda Certificate of Education exams last week, which prompted the examinations …

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Ahead of Thursday’s commencement of the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), the examinations body UNEB has intensified the security of examination question papers to safeguard against malpractice. The UNEB Executive Secretary Dan Odongo said that distribution of the examinations began on Tuesday evening to the distant districts amid tight security. “We are releasing trucks in phases. …

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Makerere University has decentralized the issuance of transcripts to its graduates in a bid to make the process more convenient. The university Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said on Monday that the respective Colleges will now be responsible for issuing the transcripts as opposed to previously where all transcripts were accessed from the Senate building. …

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A total of 661 young females have graduated in the first batch of the Skilling Uganda program after six months of training. The graduands were commissioned on Monday at a ceremony attended by President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo independence grounds in Kampala. The graduation climaxes months of training in tailoring, bakery, weaving, knitting, embroidery and …

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Makerere University’s academic staff association (MUASA) has showed worry over the delayed release of the report containing the findings of the Visitation Committee appointed to investigate causes of strikes at the institution. The Association says that they are concerned that the report may never see the light of day especially now that the Visitation Committee …

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The Equal Opportunities Commission has asked Parliament to intervene into the increment of UPE funds allocated to a child under Universal Primary Education (UPE). The commission noted that government’s allocation of Shs8000 to each UPE child per year is inadequate given the current economic conditions. The remarks were made by the Principal Compliance Officer of …

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Government through the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is planning to roll out an apprenticeship scheme in order to bridge the skills gap and reduce the growing rates of youth unemployment. The employment based scheme will target unemployed school drop outs, graduates and school leavers by giving them opportunities to acquire hands on …

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