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Makerere University Management issues statement, warns students – there wont be semester extension

The Management of Makerere University has issued a statement on the situation at the university campus and warned students about examination deadlines and how there wont be any extensions for any reasons. Below is the full statement: For close to one week, there have been demonstrations on Main Campus by …

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Minister of Education Janet Museveni speaks out on Makerere violence

The first lady and minister of education, Janet Kataaha Museveni has spoken out on the issue of tuition protests and violence at Makerere University in a strongly worded document circulated on various social media outlets. Below is the first lady’s full statement: To the Ugandan Children who Call me Maama …

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Cloud of tension looms over Makerere as Strikes enter Week 2, military siege holds strong

As media is banned from accessing Makerere University, a rare calm and quiet prevails over Uganda’s most prestigious academic institution with only military men in sight in the compound. The besieged campus has now seen lecturers lay down their tools as they try to get to grips with the situation …

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Makerere Law Professor vows not to teach-my conscience won’t allow this pretence

Makerere University’s School of Law Prof. Ben Twinomugisha has vowed not to step at Makerere today in protest against what he calls the “vulgar, indespicable horrendous mistreatment of students.” In a statement, Professor Twinomugisha has likened what happened in Lumumba, one of the residential halls of the university to events …

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Teachers want own national teachers’ council

By Frederick Anyine Teachers under their umbrella organization the Uganda National Teachers’ Union UNATU have expressed dissatisfaction with mixed reactions over the new national teacher policy of every teacher to be a degree holder as way of standardization like other professions. For this cause, teachers want the government through the …

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Asibi, the African man whose strain led to the discovery of Yellow Fever Vaccine in 1927

It was a known and feared pestilence for which no cause or effective treatment was known at the close of the 19th century. The yellow fever disease wreaked havoc and terrorized populations, severely disrupting trade. The medical profession was in the dark on many aspects of the dreaded illness. Nonetheless, accumulated …

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Makerere University tuition protest arrests increasing hour by hour

The number of arrests in the Makerere University tuition protest is increasing as the story gets more and more complex. Earlier today, Police foiled a possible march by Makerere University students through the city to the president’s office in an attempt to get president Museveni to intervene in the annual …

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Mbarara district honours fallen Special needs educaton officer

By Frederick Anyine Mbarara Uganda The Member of Parliament Mbarara Municipality Mbarara district Hon Michael Tusiime described John Besiga who was working as Assistant education officer for special needs as a hero who should be emulated by those still serving. .Hon Tusiime said this while speaking as chief mourner of …

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School granted examination center

By Frederick Anyine Mbarara Uganda Komuyaga primary school in Kamushoko parish Bubare sub county Kashari south Mbarara district will be among examination centres in the district after the Ministry of Education and Sports granted examinations center through Uganda National Examinations Board effecting this year 2019. The declaration was made by …

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Briefing of Senior Four Candidates ongoing ahead of Mondays start of exams, UNEB to airlift exams to flooded areas across the country

Senior four candidates are undergoing briefing today, a traditional custom by national examinations body Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) ahead of Monday’s start of exams. During briefing, students will be tipped on examination conduct and informed of the consequences of exam malpractice which is punishable by law in Uganda. Candidates …

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