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VIDEO: Is there a curriculum for kindergartens in Uganda?

VIDEO: Is there a curriculum for kindergarten? Ever imagined what goes on inside a kindergarten in Uganda? What do these teachers do to the crying toddlers, some as young as two years who leave home with their vocabulary filled with almost only two words ‘mummy and daddy’ transform into academic …

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Record 2000 Ugandan students wash their hands

NWSC hosts 3rd edition of the Annual School water and Sanitation convention Over 3000 students from over 100 school countrywide on Friday signed a commitment to promote hand washing as the Young Water Professionals (YWP) Uganda chapter launched the Schools Hand Washing Campaign 2017. At exactly 1pm, for 5 minutes, …

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THIS WEEK: Makerere VC race takes shape

Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe and Prof Edward Kirumira are the three candidates out of whom the next Vice Chancellor for Makerere University will be picked. The three made impressive presentations as they sold their vision and leadership philosophies at a public forum attended by government officials, academic staff, …

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THIS WEEK: National policy on exams in the works

THIS WEEK: National policy on exams in the works Stakeholders in the education sector have agreed to formulate a national policy on learners’ assessment and examination system. The policy will give guidelines on how to assess progress of learners to help teachers understand the learners’ abilities better. There have been …

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Baryamureeba back to vie for Makerere University top job

Three candidates in the race to become Vice Chancellor of Makerere University have today presented their vision for the university, interacted with stakeholders and responded to questions from the public. Ovonji-Odida, who is leading the search committee at Makerere University, supervised the public interaction at the Main Hall, Main Administration Building, Makerere …

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Almeida, former headmaster Buganda Road PS passes on at 92

  One of the most respected educationists in Uganda, Joseph Almeida, has passed on at 92 in Goa, India. The news was broken Sunday morning by Rajni Taylor, a top official of the Ugandan-Asian community. Almeida was most famously remembered for his role as teacher and headmaster of Norman Godinho Primary …

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Educationist Mukiibi eulogised

THIS WEEK: Lawrence Mukiibi, the fallen proprietor of St Lawrence schools; a chain of secondary schools in Uganda has been praised for the value of hard work he espoused and encouraged others to nurture. Professor Mukiibi succumbed to a heart attack at Norvik hospital on May 28. He has been …

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URA recognises top 20 tax-paying educational institutions

URA recognises top 20 tax paying educational institutions Uganda Revenue Authority has released a list of top 20 tax payers in the education sector ahead of June 8 – the day Finance Minister Matia Kasaija presents the 2017/18 national budget. According to a notice released by URA’s Commissioner General, Doris Akol …

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