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PUJAB urged to consider slots for higher education access certificate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Education- NCHE has asked the Public Universities Joint Admissions Board (PUJAB) to include slots for Higher Education Access Certificate- (HEAC) graduates when granting sponsorships to university students. Okwakol was speaking on Friday at …

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Universities warn against free online course scams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In light of the ongoing holiday season, universities are cautioning parents and students about a surge in online short-course scams. With the popularity of online learning surging amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudulent schemes have emerged, targeting unsuspecting individuals. Scams have surfaced on Facebook and other …

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NCHE: Courses that ‘expired’ prior to accreditation still valid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Council for Higher Education-NCHE has said that the qualifications of graduates who pursued courses that expired prior to accreditation are still valid. In a statement released on Tuesday, Professor Mary Okwakol, the Executive Director of NCHE, emphasized that despite the possibility of …

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MPs query supplementary funding for universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Education and Sports Committee has asked officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports to present a list of all universities that sought supplementary funding in the current financial year 2022/2023. The officials were appearing before the committee where Members of Parliament raised …

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Nigeria orders closure of universities ahead of general elections

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian authorities on Thursday ordered the closure of all universities by Feb. 22 ahead of the country’s forthcoming general elections starting Feb. 25. The National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria’s regulatory agency for universities, said in a statement that the directive followed an order by Minister of …

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Public universities fail to collect Shs50 billion student fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Public universities failed to collect over Shs50 billion from students as school fees during the Financial Year 2020/2021. This detail is contained in the report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Central on the education sector that was on Thursday, January 19, 2023 tabled, debated, and …

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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’s message was read for him during the 4th Graduation Ceremony at Lira University on Friday. The Vice …

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Apex body to oversee university research grants in offing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Higher Education, John Chrysestom Muyingo has revealed plans to have in place an apex body that will be charged with strategic planning for research activities in public universities and other institutions of higher education. According to Muyingo, the apex body …

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Makerere plans to gift all professors with ‘jobs for life’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere university staff at different levels are embroiled in debates on a proposal by the university council to review senior staff terms and enable professors to work until 80 years of age. Specifically, the policy is set to be changed so that professors and …

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