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Sunrise Fees story triggers Government action

Minister of Education Janet Museveni

The Ministry of Education has responded to mounting public outcry about the hiking school fees, as  highlighted by The Sunrise last week, by convening a high-level meeting to discuss the matter. The Sunrise has learnt that the Minister of Education Janet Museveni convened a meeting for all commissioners to try to address the runaway expenses …

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Fees: Schools accused of extortion

School requirements for St Martyrs Namugongo

There is mounting frustration among parents in Uganda at what many consider to be extortionist practices by school owners and administrators in imposing burdensome requirements on top of school fees. As the first school term of 2017 drew to a close, lists of school requirements started circulating on social media showing that parents were helplessly …

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Indiscipline killing Makerere

Makerere University

The Sunrise from two years ago Mr. President, rewrite its governing rules, and ask everyone (students, lecturers, and all) to reapply and sign an oath Julius Nyerere, late Tanzanian president, once said, “The folly of so many educated people is that they equate knowledge they acquired from school with being employed rather than sensitize their …

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How Parliament is organised

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga

In addition to its principal function of passing laws for the good governance of the country, the Parliament of Uganda, is also mandated to provide, by giving legislative sanctions, taxation and acquisition of loans, the means of carrying out the work of Government and to scrutinize Government policy and administration. Also, Parliament debates matters of …

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DP wants Janet removed from education ministry

Janet Museveni flanked by Chrisestom Muyingo at the education ministry during the handover

Hardly a month after President Yoweri Museveni appointed his wife; First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni to head the education docket, the opposition Democratic Party (DP) has tabled an application demanding for her immediate relocation to another ministry. In his new cabinet lineup announced recently, Museveni moved Janet from the ministry in charge of Karamoja to …

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GISU Wiz kids dazzle at robotics competition

Some of the robots assembled

Parents of Galaxy International School (GIS) should be thrilled by what their children are capable of doing. Last Friday, the students displayed outstanding wizardry and creativity by assembling mind-blowing robots at the International Robotics Competition (GISUTECH) that was recently held at Freedom City along Entebbe road. The unique competition that attracted sixty participants from eleven …

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Muniira Junior marks one year in style

Munira junior mark one year

One hundred pupils in the opening year of a school is the dream of most school entrepreneurs. And yet Muniira Junior school located along Salaama road in Makindye division in Kampala surpassed the 100 kids target attracting joy from the founders, parents of the school. Zakaria Kaguta, the 10 pioneers of top class graduated to …

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Rugunda buys Pope’s portrait at Ushs10m

PM Rugunda receiving the portrait of Pope Francis

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda bought a portrait of the Pope Francis at Ushs10 million during the fundraising drive where about Ushs70 million was realized in cash and pledges towards the construction of a lecture block at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Kabale Campus. Rugunda made the contribution as he presided over the 3rd Anniversary thanksgiving …

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