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Fees strike: The voices Makerere ignored

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the fighting and firing of teargas at Makerere scales down, there’s one voice whose lone idea was ignored as the University passed the now controversial fees policy last year. It is this policy that triggered a strike on October 22, which has since …

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MPs turn away Nawangwe, University council chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education Committee on Tuesday turned away the Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe and the Chairperson of the University Council, Lorna Magara. The committee is currently probing the impasse at Makerere University following a strike by students against the …

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First Lady tasks educationists on poor learning outcomes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education and Sports Minister, Janet Museveni has tasked educationists to find a solution to the persisting low learning outcomes. She was speaking during the opening of the 26th Education and Sports Sector Review meeting taking place in Kampala. She urged all delegates present to …

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Meeting between Education Minister, striking University staff postponed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A meeting between Education Minister Janet Museveni and executives of public universities will not take place as planned this weekend. The meeting had been organized to discuss the interminable salary enhancement woes of staff in public universities. The minister had sent out an invitation early …

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Fathers urged to actively engage in nurturing children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education Minister Janet Museveni Kataaha has challenged fathers to be actively involved in nurturing their children and not to abandon the responsibility to mothers. Mrs Museveni argued that beyond providing sustenance for the families, fathers should be protectors and role models to their children. She …

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Women in power

Why cabinet matters more than parliament | Melinda Adams & John Scherpereel | How do we know whether women are achieving equitable levels of political representation? For many years, scholars have focused on women’s representation in legislatures. But in many African states power is in fact concentrated in the executive …

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Committee to develop white paper on MAK Visitation Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has given three months to a committee to study and develop a white paper from the 2016 Visitation Committee Report of Makerere University. In a Friday statement released by the Ministry of Education, the 17-member committee composed of academic and technical staff is …

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Gov’t turns to China for Akii Bua stadium funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has resorted to seeking financial assistance from China for the construction of Akii Bua Olympic Stadium. This was revealed on Thursday as officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports led by the Minister Janet Museveni appeared before parliament’s Education Committee to …

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