Ear scratching could get you deaf-says the Doctor

Did you know that removing your ear wax which many people call cleaning their ears could cause deafness? Those suffering from itchy or painful ears are advised to visit their doctor rather than try to fix the problem themselves. A general doctor from Mulago Hospital Dr. Phenekance Bwambale says using cotton buds risks could lead …

Gen. Ssejusa; Parliament turns down leave request

Parliament has turned down Gen. David Sejjusa’s leave extension request. The former coordinator of intelligence services initially applied for leave in April, when he left the country, stating that he was on official duty. He has however since been disowned by government and the security agencies. Gen. Ssejusa recently asked for extension of his leave …

Teachers’ strike continues, gov’t in legal consultations

The Ministry of Education is consulting on the implications of the teachers’ strike on their performance. Education Minister Jessica Alupo has asked the Solicitor General to advise on whether the teachers actions tantamount to absconding from duty. Alupo says the teachers’ code of conduct dictates that a person cannot stay away from work without proper …

Kyambogo University students on strike

Kyambogo University students are on strike. The students are protesting against a directive from the administration for them to pay full tuition amounts within two weeks of reporting to school. The students have converged outside the administration block, demanding that the directive is withdrawn. They argue that two weeks is a very short time to …

School terms opens as teachers insist on strike

The strike by teachers gets underway today despite calls government to call it off. The General Secretary Uganda National Teachers Union, James Tweheyo says the parents can take their children to school but there will be no teachers attending to them. He adds that since the Education Ministry instructed the district leaders to inspect schools …