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  • Newspaper

    Minister asks new head teachers to fight corruption

    Uganda

    Blanshe Musinguzi - Daily Monitor

    The Education Ministry recently appointed 157 new secondary school head teachers and 594 deputy head teachers. The State minister for higher education has asked the newly appointed secondary school head teachers to spearhead the war against corruption in the schools they will be leading. Speaking at the start of a two day induction of newly appointed head teachers at Kitante hill secondary school, Kampala, he challenged teachers to be honest and prudently manage resources at their disposal.

  • Newspaper

    UNEB tasks candidates to directly report exam cheats

    Uganda

    Yudaya Nangonzi - The Observer

    When the Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) released the exam timetables on Monday, it also addressed a troubling question: how to stem the rampant examination malpractices. In a statement, Uneb urged all candidates to report directly to the board any invigilator, teacher or head teacher and other candidates involved in examination malpractice. The Uneb executive secretary stated that “The board reserves the right to declare publicly names of centres, candidates or anyone else who will have involved themselves in examination malpractice”.

  • Newspaper

    School heads cautioned against fraudsters

    Uganda

    Jane Justine Mirembe - The Observer

    The Education Service Commission (ESC) has warned school heads about a ring of conmen who solicit money from schools, in exchange for jobs. This follows an ESC advertisement for 221 head teachers and 593 deputy head teachers in April. According to the ESC chairperson “Some unscrupulous people have been sending messages to unsuspecting applicants requesting for money to be shortlisted but all services by the ESC are free of charge.” All successful applicants have been shortlisted on the ESC notice board and website and no unsuccessful candidates should think that they can buy their way onto the shortlist.

  • Newspaper

    73 teachers sacked over qualifications

    Uganda

    Robert Mwanje - The Monitor

    MPIGI district has dismissed over 73 primary school head teachers over incompetence and lack of proper academic qualifications. About 50 schools were given new head teachers. Over 100 teachers were examined. The exercise was part of the district's primary schools re-organisation programme aimed at improving education standards.

  • Newspaper

    Mukono has 300 ghost teachers

    Uganda

    Joel Ogwang - New Vision

    Over 300 ghost teachers have been registered in universal primary education schools in the Mukono district. According to the Chairman of the district education committee, five schools in the remote areas were headed by one person. The high number of fake teachers has led to poor performance in schools because of very few teachers compared to the number on the payroll.

  • Newspaper

    Head teachers to sign performance contracts

    Uganda

    Carol Natukunda and Roderick Ahimbazwe - New Vision

    According to the education minister, primary school head teachers will be required to sign performance agreements every year. Many pupils had not attained the desirable learning competency in literacy and numeracy partly because of the slackness, absenteeism and lack of commitment from the head teachers. The assessment guidelines and the tracking of the teachers' performance will help to create a more fair and verifiable system.

  • Newspaper

    Two illegal universities closed

    Uganda

    Fortunate Ahimbisibwe - The New Vision

    The National Council for Higher Education has ordered the closure of Luweero University and Central Buganda University (CBU). The council also says Namasagali and Fairland Universities have up to December to improve their facilities or face closure. The council's deputy executive director said they had written to the Inspector General of Police to effect the closure. "Luweero University and CBU are illegal and any student who goes there does so at his or her own risk. The council does not recognise them as universities and we have requested the Police to close them down." Both Luweero and CBU have over 2,000 students studying Business Administration, Social Work and Social Administration as well as Computer Science.

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