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Against public education, health

Why obsession with investment in mass public education and health in poor countries could be less optimal policy Let me articulate a heresy. I am increasingly suspicious of the obsession by governments in poor countries to invest in “education and healthcare for all” as a strategy to combat poverty. This …

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Summit to encourage innovation at Makerere this weekend

The 4th Annual Academic summit will focus on innovative ideas with a focus on the enhancing the potential of A level students. The summit will be held at Makerere University on June 25th, the chairman of the organising committee Sekitto Abdulhakim confirmed. There will be several science exhibitions. Focus will …

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Higher education financing

COMMENT: Michael O. Wanyama The Government of Uganda introduced the student loan scheme in 2014 primarily to increase access to higher education and support students who may not afford higher education. To achieve its objective, the Higher Education Students Financing Board was established by an Act of Parliament No. 2 …

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Primary education to the test

Will institutionalising nursery school education overturn the appalling learning deficit? It’s about 6:30 pm. Most workers are heading home after a long day; not yet for the three men working at this construction site at Lusanja inWakiso District.As they carry bricks and piles of concrete with an obvious gait in …

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Dozens arrested in Algeria exam leak probe

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Dozens including education officials have been arrested in Algeria on suspicion of leaking final exam papers that led to more than 300,000 students needing to resit the tests, police said Tuesday. Managers, teachers and even the heads of national exam centres were detained for their …

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Government to implement Omaswa Task-force report on education

Government is ready to implement the Omaswa Taskforce that aims to improve management of Ugandan universities. The Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda gave the assurances today when he launched the Omaswa Task Force report. “The government is looking at Institutions of Higher Education to be centres of innovation and help drag …

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PEAS Schools Outperforming USE Schools – EPRC Study

By Ian Ortega and Elizabeth Birabwa A study conducted by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) has revealed that PEAS schools are outperforming those under the USE Programme. Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)  is a charity that builds and runs low cost-private secondary schools in Uganda and Zambia. According to …

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Mamdani rejects Makerere’s Dr. Nyanzi probe

Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Director of the Makerere Institute Of Social Research (MISR) has said his team will not cooperate with the Makerere University Vice Chancellor’s Investigation Committee Into MISR. “The Vice Chancellor lacks the moral authority and objectivity to set up and provide oversight for such a Committee. He is …

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