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International schools demand seat on UNEB board

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | International schools are seeking inclusion as stakeholders on the board of the Uganda National Examinations Board. The proposal was put before the education committee of parliament by Education accelerators Ltd, an association of schools that use the Accelerated Christian Education Curriculum. A board member …

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Private teachers oppose stringent penalties in UNEB bill

Kampala , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Private school teachers have opposed a clause in the Uganda National Examinations Board Amendment Bill 2020 that provides for deregistration of the examination center of a school that is involved in misappropriating examination registration fees. The private teachers led by Hasadu Kirabira, the Vice …

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Education committee starts processing UNEB bill

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Education committee have called for sanctions against schools that charge extra fees while registering candidates for national exams. The MPs made the proposal as the committee embarked on scrutinizing  the Uganda National Examinations Board Amendment Bill 2020 on Tuesday. The committee chaired …

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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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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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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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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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MPs summon Finance Ministry for dealing directly with FUFA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Committee on Education and Sports want the ministry of Finance led by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury-Keith Muhakanizi to answer why shillings 10 billion was directly advanced to the Federation for Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) and not through the National …

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Mak woes blamed on University council, management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Staff Associations of Makerere University have blamed Makerere University disputes over the fusion between University council and management. The staff associations; Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), Makerere Administrative Staff Association (MASA) and the National Union of Education Institutions (NUEI) were on …

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Mak council delays face-off with education committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Council, the Supreme body of the University has asked for more time before facing off with the education committee of Parliament. Members of the University Council and management were expected to appear before the committee yesterday, to respond to concerns about the state …

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