Saturday , April 13 2024
Home / Tag Archives: NPA

Tag Archives: NPA

Former parliament speaker arrested on corruption, money laundering charges

CAPE TOWN, South Africa | Xinhua | South Africa’s former parliament speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, was arrested and charged with corruption on Thursday, a day after she resigned over graft allegations. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Henry Mamothame confirmed that Mapisa-Nqakula was formally detained after handing herself over to police in Pretoria …

Read More »

Prof. Muganga Lawrence calls for scrapping of national exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Lawrence Muganga, the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University, has joined the ranks of Ugandans calling for the scrapping of national examinations. Muganga also wants the continuous assessment advanced, restructuring of UNEB, and the implementation of a regional-based education system. Professor Muganga was on Tuesday appearing …

Read More »

Proposal to place headteachers on contracts sparks debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a raging debate in the education sector on the proposal to place head teachers and their deputies in government primary and secondary schools on contracts. This is one of the proposals that the National Planning Authority submitted to the Education Policy Review Commission …

Read More »

NPA proposes central collection of all fees in public schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority (NPA) has put forward new, radical suggestions in the midst of the ongoing debate surrounding the ever-increasing fees and related charges, more so in public and government-aided schools. The National Planning Authority, responsible for advising the government on policies for the …

Read More »

NPA looks to phase out ‘PLE’ by 2027

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority-NPA has proposed the phasing out of the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE by 2027. In a document titled; “The National Planning Authority Issue Paper On Uganda’s Education Reforms,” presented to the Education policy review commission, the authority argues that the said national assessment is …

Read More »

Planning Authority asks MPs to control supplementary requests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority (NPA) has beseeched the finance committee of Parliament to discourage the use of supplementary budgets, as it undermines budget credibility. The NPA team led by the Executive Director, Dr Joseph Muvawala, on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 appeared before the committee chaired by …

Read More »

How Uganda could cushion itself from global food supply shocks

FAO research urges Govt to prioritize investments in agriculture to spur growth and reduce poverty Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | A set of economic studies by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has found that modest but well-prioritized investments in Uganda’s agricultural sector could in the long run lower food …

Read More »

Uganda’s young men are dying

YOUNG MEN DYING: The puzzle of why numbers decline when they turn 20 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s demographic projections are interesting; particularly on population distribution by gender between ages 15-24 years. Demographers The Independent has talked to say it is a well-known fact that women in Uganda …

Read More »

NPA urges gov’t to reconsider teenage pregnancy guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority-NPA has asked the Ministry of Education to rethink its teenage pregnancy guidelines. The Ministry of Education guidelines on pregnancy were developed in 2020 following an increase in teenage pregnancies reported during the COVID-19 lockdown. Reports indicate that over 200,000 cases of …

Read More »