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Private universities lecturers seek UGX 25 billion from gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Academic staff from private universities have sought parliament’s intervention to have government avail them 25.4 billion Shillings to create a revolving fund that is aimed at facilitating their members who have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the Consortium of Private Universities …

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UCU fundraising to support lecturers affected by lockdown

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The new vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University Dr Aaron Mushengyezi is starting a fundraising drive to support lecturers cope with the effects of Covid-19 lockdown. The university administration suspended payment of all its contract and full-time staff in June.  The then vice-chancellor Rev. Canon. Dr John …

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Staff shortage hits Gulu University

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Gulu University is overwhelmed by shortage of key academic staff leaving several positions vacant. The University is supposed to have 1,343 staff including both teaching and non-teaching personnel. However, only 441 positions, 33 percent have been filled up. According to the 2018 Auditor General’s report, the …

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MUASA hails President Museveni over fresh salary enhancement directive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Lecturers under the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) have commended efforts by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to have their salaries fully enhanced. In a presidential directive dated September 30, Museveni ordered the public service minister to conclude payments for government scientists and university …

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Hundreds of Sudan professors hold sit-in against Bashir gov’t

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | About 300 Sudanese professors and lecturers from the University of Khartoum held a sit-in protest on campus Wednesday against President Omar al-Bashir’s government, a spokesman for the group said. Deadly protests have rocked the east African country since December 19 after a government decision to …

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VIDEO: Makerere Lecturers Grumble Over Pay

VIDEO: Makerere Lecturers Grumble Over Pay Kampala, Uganda |NBS | Makerere university academic staff have given the university senate and council two weeks to resolve salary disparities that do not commensurate with the National council for Higher Education guidelines. Through their association; Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), the lecturers claim …

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