Category: Academics

Academics
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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Academics
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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Academics
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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Academics
Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the makerere University Vice Chancellor
Makerere increases tuition fees again, students to pay Shs5m per course

Anyone seeking to pursue any post graduate course at Makerere University will now be required to pay at least Shs5 million per year  in a raft of tuition adjustments made at the country’s oldest public higher institution of learning. Previously, graduate students pursuing post-graduate diplomas, masters and doctorate programmes have been paying between Shs1.5 million and […]

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Kyambogo University sets dates for 2018/2019 private admissions
Kyambogo University sets dates for 2018/2019 private admissions

The Academic Registrar, Kyambogo University, invites applications for private admission to the following programmes for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. Detailed weighting criteria and fees structure can be accessed on the website admissions portal or www.kyu.ac.ug. Applicants should fill the forms online from the website: admissions portal on submitting the form, print out a pay slip and pay […]

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Academics
Makerere vote to phase out meals, internship allowances
Internet crisis hits Makerere University

Businesses at Makerere came to a standstill after the Internet predicament hit Uganda’s oldest university for the past three weeks. Several departments at the university have not had internet connectivity for the last 3 weeks after the break of an optic fibre cable that connects them to the main server. The most affected areas are […]

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Academics
Kabale University School Of Medicine Strike Over High Tuition

The latest news coming from Kabale University indicates that over 100 students from the school of medicine have gone on strike to show their disagreements regarding the current high fees structure. The strike comes following the University’s decision to hike both tuition and functional fees something that these students find too high to afford. It […]

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Over 70 ushers accuse Makerere of failure to pay their wage of Shs13million

Makerere University is once again in spotlight for having employed 70 ushers during the 68thgraduation ceremony and failed to pay their wage totaling to Shs13million. According to a source that preferred anonymity, the chief usher Dr Edward Kisuze recruited them towards the January graduation ceremony and agreed to pay each Shs5,000 per day for lunch and […]

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