Category: Academics

Kyambogo University sets dates for 2018/2019 private admissions
Kyambogo University launches sign language dictionary

Kyambogo University’s faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation has launched a Ugandan Sign Language storybook and dictionary. Anna goes to School was authored by Sam Lutalo-Kiingi and Goedele A.M. De Clerck and the sign languages dictionary is titled, Sign Languages of the World. Prof Elly Katunguka, the vice chancellor, during the launch a few days ago, said this is the first book in a new series […]

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Lecturers at Datamine not paid since 2017, resolve to strike

Lecturers at Datamine technical business school -DTBS have resorted to go for an industrial action after spending 8 months without being paid. All lecturers under their teaching umbrella Datamine academic staff association – DASA during general meeting on 15 May, 2018 agreed to go to 2 week sit down strike demanding for their salaries and […]

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Sexual harassment at Makerere university is a result of abuse of power – probe committee

A probe committee instituted to review sexual harassment at Makerere University on Friday 30; May released a provisional report that shows the progress made in investigations since it was established by Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice Chancellor of the university. While speaking to students and university staff members that turned up for the release of […]

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Makerere, Parliament resolve to give Shs1,500 to government students per meal

Makerere– Makerere University and parliamentary committee on education have resolved to give each government sponsored student Shs4,500 for a daily to cater for the three meals. Ms Ritah Namisango, the university spokesperson, told journalists that the university will give Shs535,500 for each government student to cater to get meals outside for 119 days in a […]

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Makerere lecturers declare to strike citing little remuneration

Makerere university academic staff association -Muasa have vowed to strike over little pay and sufficient budget allocations by government come July. Muasa faults the university council for failure to match arrears of all academic staff in the 2018/2019 financial plan. Dr Deus Muhwezi Kamunyu, the Muasa chairman said that the academic staff members have worked […]

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Parliament backs Makerere to scrap meals from halls of residence

Kampala – Parliamentary committee on education yesterday (Thursday) approved Makerere University’s decision to abolish meals for government sponsored students in halls of residence. Early this year Makerere University council passed a resolution to stop providing meals saying the little facilitation of shs4000 from government is affecting service delivery. While appearing before the committee, Prof Barnabas […]

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Kyambogo teaching staff agree to strike over incentives

Kyambogo University lecturers under their umbrella Kyambogo University academic staff association- Kyuasa have unanimously agreed to strike over incentive arrears amounting to sh4bn. The decision was reached at during the general meeting yesterday (Wednesday) were members passed a resolution to strike for their unpaid allowances. According to Dr Lubaale, senior lecturer and the Kyuasa chairperson, […]

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Makerere Sex scandal: another implicated, suspended

In a letter dated 17/04/2018 from Office of the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Kisuze Edward has been suspended from Makerere University​ service on a half pay with immediate effect to allow a smooth investigation on the matter. Mr. Kisuze Edward a Senior Administrative Assistant at the Ivory Tower is alleged to have sexually harassed Ms. Njeroge […]

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No reasons to strike for; let us resolve all problems through negotiation and not violence – Prof Nawangwe tells off Papa Were

Papa Salim Were government yesterday (Saturday) organized a consultative meeting to discuss multiple pressing issues that are affecting students. They include sex for marks scandals, scrapping of meals for students sleeping at the university, ‘scrapping’ of evening among others. According to the letter seen by Cyclone Times, Prof Nawangwe, the University Vice Chancellor was invited […]

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Makerere vote to phase out meals, internship allowances
Makerere to Scrap semester exams

Makerere University is piloting a new curriculum aimed at abolishing end-of-semester examinations and assessing students more broadly based on competence. University spokesperson Ritah Namisango said yesterday: “I can tell you that the strategic plan, which we finished designing this year, is purely based on changing the way of teaching and the content in class. We […]

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