Category: Education

Sironko Parent’s Schools to host all candidates starting next term

Students in candidate classes at Sironko Parent’s School, Mutufu Campus will be in boarding section effective next term, the school head teacher Swaibu Welikhe has revealed.

Welikhe revealed this at a welcome party for senior one and five students at the school campus on Saturday. Welikhe says the having all candidates in boarding will boost academic concentration levels and therefore post better results in this year’s national examinations.

Isaiah Sasaga the Managing Director Sironko Parents’ School says most parents have welcomed the plan. 

Dan Weduku one of the parents says candidates need to concentrate and having them in boarding will improve their performance

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High Pregnancy Rates Worry Education Authorities in Manafwa District.

Education authorities are decrying the high school drop out among the girl children in Manafwa District.

Annette Mutonyi a Senior Education Officer at Manafwa district speaking at a community dialogue at Buwagogo Sub County offices said that more than 50 girls did not register for Primary Leaving Examinations last year as a result of being pregnant. In 2017 30 girls failed to sit for the Primary Leaving Examinations.

Mutonyi attributes the problem to irresponsible parenthood where some suspects negotiate with parents to settle defilement case outside Police. She also blames some parents of ignoring their cardinal role of providing scholastic materials and lunch for their children at school.

Denis Kamugisha the Manafwa District Police Commander urged parents to report defilement cases to police such that the perpetrators can be held liable. Kamugisha has also threatened to arrest any parent or suspect engaging in negotiation of defilement cases in Manafwa District.

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20,000 UPE Children Drop Out In Jinja, DEO Says

MORE than 20,000 children enrolled under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme in Jinja district have dropped out of school, the District Education Officer has said, reports Moses Nampala.

MORE than 20,000 children enrolled under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme in Jinja district have dropped out of school, the District Education Officer has said, reports Moses Nampala. Mr Abraham Were said out of the 87,000 children enrolled in 82 primary schools since the inception of the UPE in 1997, 26,000 children no longer attend school.

Were said this on Thursday during a four-day capacity building workshop on education attended by district local councillors held at Annethworth hotel, in Jinja.

The workshop organised by the Ministry of Education, through the district education office, was aimed at educating stakeholders in the education sector on roles and identifying strategies to enhance education standards. Ends

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Ministry of Education Donates Car To Lira District

The Ministry of Education and Sports has donated a new Isuzu Pick-up and a Laptop computer to the education department to ensure improvement in education in Lira district.By Ali Mao The Ministry of Education and Sports has donated a new Isuzu Pick-up and a Laptop computer to the education department to ensure improvement in education in Lira district. The Minister of State for primary education, Mrs. Namirembe Bitamazire handed over the car to Lira deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Ben Ogwete Otim, at the ministry headquarters. The Lira LC5 boss, James Obua Otoa, said the donation was in line with the government programme under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) to improve the deterriorating standard of education in the district. “This vehicle has been donated to facilitate the education department, it should not be associated with politics. I am urging the concerned authorities to make sure they put the vehicle to proper use as instructed by the ministry,” Obua said. He urged the District Education Officer to take advantage of the facilities with the aim of improving education in the district. Obua thanked the ministry for the donation. The deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Ben Ogwete warned the education department against reckless handling of facilities which will advance academics in the schools. He said the facilities should be monitered. Ends

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Uganda gets sh360b from Global Partnership for Education

The First Lady who had accompanied President Yoweri Museveni to the UN General Assembly said while at UNGA, she held a meeting with the Chairperson Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Julian Gillard.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has given Uganda a grant of $100m about sh360b>

“I appreciate the support rendered by the Global Partnership for Education towards strengthening education systems in Uganda,” Education minister Janet Museveni said.

The First Lady who had accompanied President Yoweri Museveni to the UN General Assembly said while at UNGA, she held a meeting with the Chairperson Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Julian Gillard. 

“We talked about the $100 million Global Partnership for Education Grant for Uganda and the possible opportunity to trigger another partnership,” she said.

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