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Makerere sets Jan 2 re-opening, Feb 21-24 graduation

Makerere University has released new dates for completion of the 2016/17 1st and 2nd semesters and set a date for the 67th graduation ceremony following last week’s decision to re-open the institution. According to a statement from the University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, all members of staff should resume work …

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VIDEO: Uganda failing on education sector, says UWEZO

VIDEO: Uganda is yet to meet her commitment of providing education for all in spite of the steady progress, registered in increasing access to education in recent years. A 6th annual UWEZO report indicates that although learning outcomes are poor across the nation, there are stark inequalities between groups and locations. Share …

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President, VCs plan to reduce school subjects from 48 to 14

President, University VCs meet over curriculum development President Yoweri Museveni has directed that each public university seconds a lecturer to work with National Curriculum Development Center on the proposed reforms of the Lower and Secondary Education Curriculum. The intended reforms will see a reduction in the number of subjects taught in …

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Makerere lecturers call off strike

Makerere University Academic Staff  Association (MUASA) members have Monday voted to call off their strike, paving the way for a possible re-opening of the university. In an emergency General Assembly at the Makerere main campus, they voted 81 against 56 to call off the strike that led to President Yoweri Museveni closing …

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Anti-plagiarism university head accused of ‘borrowing’

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  A Spanish university chancellor who’s institution developed a system to catch plagiarists was forced to quit his post on a national education commission on Thursday — having been accused of plagiarism. Head of the King Juan Carlos University in Madrid since 2013, Fernando Suarez has …

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China’s Xi Jinping calls for stricter party control of universities

Beijing, China | AFP |  China’s president Xi Jinping has called for the Communist Party to exert greater ideological control over universities, state media reported Friday, amid a broad crackdown on academic freedom and dissent in the world’s second-largest economy. Institutes of higher education must “serve the rule of the …

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Makerere: MUBS students to miss graduation

Up to 5000 students of Makerere University Business School MUBS are set to miss out on graduation due to the indefinite closure of Makerere University. MUBS holds its graduation ceremony together with MAK and cannot hold a separate function without the Senate approval of Makerere University. Since the university is …

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