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Education sector budget reduced by UGX 111 billion – Janet Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni says that her Ministry faces a risk of not implementing several activities because of the reduction in budget. She says activities worth Shillings 1.68 trillion in the coming financial year 2020/2021 will not be implemented in …

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Provision of sanitary pads in schools to delay- Janet Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni says that there is a need for a well-funded national project to sustain the provision of free sanitary pads. Janet Museveni was on Thursday responding to queries by Members of Parliament sitting on the Education Committee …

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Education Committee approves 15% Makerere University fees increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Education Committee of Parliament has advised against halting the 15% fees increase policy at Makerere University. In October, students of Makerere protested against the 15 percent tuition increment on first-year students, which is being implemented as part of a policy that was passed …

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Poor state of Mak students halls of residence shocks MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education committee on Thursday were shocked over the poor state of the students halls of residence at Makerere University. This was during their visit to the university as part of the probe over the impasse at Makerere that saw …

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Zaake probe reveals CCTV coverage gap in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Investigations into the alleged confrontation between the Mityana Municipality Member of parliament, Francis Zaake and Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe have suffered a setback. Zaake is accused of confronting Prof. Nawangwe when he appeared before the Education Committee of parliament that was …

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Prof Nawangwe pins MP Zaake for threatening to beat him

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has pinned Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake for threatening to beat him up in order to stir more chaos at Makerere University. Nawangwe was today appearing before the Parliamentary Committee of Rules, Discipline and Privileges, which is investigating …

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MP Zaake pre-planned attack against Makerere’s Barnabas Nawangwe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake planned to harass Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe prior to his engagement with the Education Committee of parliament a few weeks ago. This is according to Jacob Opolot, the chairperson of the Education Committee who was appearing before the …

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Education Committee tasked to investigate Mak unrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Education Committee to investigate the unrest at Makerere University. Kadaga’s directive followed a debate of the students strike and the brutal raids by the army on students Halls of residence. On Wednesday, Parliament passed a motion …

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MPs criticise new teacher policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of Members of Parliament on the Education Committee have criticized a new policy by the Ministry of Education and Sports that requires all teachers without degrees to upgrade. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza said that the teachers …

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