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MUK students on strike

Students of Makerere University are demonstrating over new rules for  tuition payment. The students this morning stormed the university streets with placards and tree branches calling for a review in the system of tuition payments. This follows the introduction of a new system by the university authorities where students are required to pay 60% of tuition in the first six week. The students have blocked roads and moving around the halls of residence. The police is heavily deployed at the university.  

NSSF wins Alcon case

The NSSF has won another round in the 40bn shillings compensation dispute with Alcon International. A panel of seven Supreme Court Justices led by the Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki have ruled in favor of the National Social Security Fund. The Chief Justice has allowed an appeal by the NSSF challenging a 40bn shillings award to Alcon International Uganda, that was not party to the signed contract to construct Workers House. The construction company sued NSSF seeking compensation for arbitrarily terminating its contract to build Workers House. In 2009 the Court of Appeal dismissed all grounds given by NSSF, and upheld the lower court’s multi-million dollar award to Alcon. The NSSF then filed an appeal at the Supreme Court, which stopped …

UCE results released, decline noted in perfomance

Results from the 2012 UCE exams have been released today indicating that the general performance in declined compared to 2011. 7.2% of candidates who sat the exams passed in Division one compared to 8.5% in 2011, while only 16.6% of the candidates passed in Division 2 compared to 26.8% in 2011. English, Literature in English, Christian Religious Education and Islamic studies are the best performed subjects, while Science subjects including Physics, chemistry and biology are the worst performed subjects. A total of 13, 353 failed exams totally and could not be graded. UNEB Secretary Mathew Bukenya has attributed the high failure rate to poor interpretation of exams and limited knowledge of English. Failure of science subjects has been blamed on lack …

Janet Museveni set to face PAC probe

The first lady Janet Museveni also minister for Karamoja Affairs says she is ready to appear before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. The committee is currently investigating the mismanagement of the PRDP funds in the office of the prime minister. This comes after members of this committee disagreed on whether or not she should appear. The first lady, who was scheduled to appear before the committee today, has written to the MPs requesting them to reschedule the meeting for another date after February 15th because she has been on leave. The committee chairperson Paul Mwiru says that they were also meant to meet with the Prime Minister but failed after receiving communication from his office that he was out …

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