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Benedicto Kiwanuka remembered as a resilient judicial officer

By Ruth Anderah Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has asked Ugandans to use the annual Bendicto Kiwanuka Memorial lecture to not only commemorate his life, but also remember other Ugandans and foreigners who died for their values and beliefs. He was speaking at 2nd Bendicto Kiwanuka Memorial lecture held on Friday morning at the High Court in Kampala where the first chief justice of Uganda was dragged from his court chambers by Idi Amin soldiers. Justice Katureebe says just like the late Kiwanuka, many other people have been murdered with nobody being brought to book for their murders. Justice Katureebe however says that such deaths should not occur anymore especially where there is rule of law. Justice Katureebe has also called …

UNEB introduces random numbers for PLE

By Prossy Kisakye The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has introduced a random numbers identification system for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) to help minimize examination malpractice. UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo has told KFM that the system has performed well for Senior 4 and 6 final exams. He explained that different numbers will be given to all pupils in all examination centers sitting PLE, beginning with this year. Odongo added that these numbers will keep changing for every subject throughout the examination period with a view of making it difficult for an examiner to identify which schools or pupils they are assessing. Over 690,000 pupils are expected to sit for PLE this year.

Education ministry sets aside 1.6 for tutors recruitment

By Mukhaye Damali. The ministry of education has earmarked 1.6 billion shillings for recruitment of more tutors in government vocational and technical institutes across the country. This followed an outcry by the Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board over the inadequate numbers of tutors in most schools, which has partly contributed to the poor performance of candidates. The state minister of higher education Jonh Chrysestom Muyingo says this challenge has been raised by numerous institutes and the ministry has now liaised with the Education Service Commission to recruit more teachers and a wage bill of 1.6 billion shilling is already available.

Makerere University ranked 5th in Africa

By Ritah kemigisa. Makerere University is hopeful with the shillings 30 billion government funding for research, the institution will tremendously improve its performance. This is after the university was ranked fifth in Africa in the latest 2020 World University Rankings by the times Higher Education. The ranking puts Makerere as the best in East and Central Africa. According to a tweet message by the university, the College of Health Sciences is placed in second place in Africa. It is however in the 250th position globally. The rankings consider research publications, education and general performance of the institution. Last month, another university ranking scheme, Webometrics, had place Makerere University in position 16 in Africa, a rank scale, which was largely attributed, …

Mayor Lukwago faults minister Kamya for allegedly frustrating his work

By Prossy Kisakye. Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago has faulted the minister for Kampala Betty Kamya for allegedly making his work difficult. This is after she wrote a letter to the lord mayor barring him from implementing any resolutions from the council meeting if the minutes are not signed. The KCCAAct requires that all the minutes of the council be signed by the executive director, and the lord mayor in the presence of city lord Councillors then forwarded to the minister of Kampala for the final signature. Lukwago had summoned the former executive director of KCCA, Jennifer Musisi and the former director legal affairs Charles Ouma to appear before the council on 26th September to explain the huge debt of …