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Museveni tasks universities to equip students with suitable skills

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called upon Universities to equip students with skills required suitable for the private sector other than preparing them for white color jobs. Museveni‚Äôs message was read for him during the 4th Graduation Ceremony at Lira University on Friday. The Vice …

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UNESCO empowers Tanzanian students to reduce HIV infections

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua |¬†The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Tuesday that it has embarked on a project aimed at empowering students in higher learning institutions to design effective and interactive social media content in reductions of HIV infections. Due to technological advancement, …

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Technical students ask Govt to provide start-up tool kit after training

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Youth undergoing technical skills training in Kasese district have urged government to adjust interventions to uplift Ugandans’ lives to include providing moderate capital and tools after completion of their studies. Celebrating the belated International Youth Day district celebrations at Nyakasanga play grounds in Kasese municipality, …

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Number of students in Technical, Vocational institutions increases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The number of students enrolling in technical vocational education and training programmes has increased, this is according to the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB). According to Onesmus Oyesigye, Executive Secretary of UBTEB, the board has enrolled 87,846 students from 601 centres nationwide for …

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GHANA: 140 students receive Chinese ambassador scholarships

Cape Coast, Ghana | Xinhua | A total of 140 Ghanaian students were awarded Friday the Chinese ambassador scholarships for their excellence in Chinese study in a ceremony at the University of Cape Coast (UCC). Addressing the ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Lu Kun voiced hope the scholarships will help …

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Makerere University students to boycott council organized elections

Kampala, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†A section of Makerere University students have vowed to boycott the planned universal suffrage elections scheduled for Saturday. The University Council is planning to hold a universal suffrage election across all colleges and halls of residence to elect a Constitutional Review Commission that will participate in …

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UBA launches the inaugural National Essay Competition

UBA Uganda launches inaugural National Essay Competition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†United Bank for Africa-Uganda through its UBA Foundation has launched the National Essay Competition to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students countrywide. The competition is an education program introduced by the bank to …

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Gov’t students demand increase of allowances

Kampala, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Government-sponsored students in public universities are struggling to survive amidst the increasing prices of commodities. This has forced students from Kyambogo, Gulu, and Makerere Universities to demand an increase in the living-out allowance. At Makerere University, government-sponsored students who reside outside the university receive at least …

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Mbarara University students protest over delayed allowances

Mbarara, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Government-sponsored students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) on Tuesday protested over the delayed release of their allowances. The allowances include a living-out allowance of 870,000 Shillings and a faculty allowance of 100,000 Shillings. Scovia Nakyazi, a student of Medical laboratory science and also …

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