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UPDF starts Arabic, Chinese language courses

  Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has started Arabic and Chinese courses to enable soldiers to effectively communicate with their counterparts from countries speaking the two dialects. The new courses have been launched at the Military Intelligence School in Nakasongola district. Maj Gen …

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Young Africans in the diaspora

Their growing pride in the continent and why institutions are charting new courses for them ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | The desire for knowledge about Africa and a growing sense of African pride among African youths living in an increasingly discriminatory diaspora has fueled a surge in institutions promoting African identity. A …

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Mulago nurses, midwives seek clearance for degree courses

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Officials at the Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery have complained that the facility that opened in 1955 is stuck with diploma courses even with advances made in clinical training over the years. Eva Nampiima, the Principal at the school said that initially …

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Tayebwa directs NCHE to declassify expired courses’ as under review

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa directed National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) to declassify ‘expired’ courses as “under review”. Tayebwa’s directive came after media reports on ‘expired’ academic programmes. At least 1,470 programmes have expired over the last five years, according to statistics obtained from the …

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NCHE: Courses that ‘expired’ prior to accreditation still valid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council for Higher Education-NCHE has said that the qualifications of graduates who pursued courses that expired prior to accreditation are still valid. In a statement released on Tuesday, Professor Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of NCHE, emphasized that despite the possibility of …

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Student leaders rally against fees payment for expired university courses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Student leaders from various public universities in Uganda have called on their fellow students to boycott the mandatory annual fee of 20,000 shillings charged by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). They demand satisfactory answers regarding expired courses being taught in universities. The student …

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Free online courses

They could be a path to higher education in African countries but awareness is low COMMENT | Mphoentle Puleng Modise | Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the largest regions in the world and has the lowest rates of participation in higher education anywhere in the world. The World Bank reported in 2020 …

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