Ministry Ban On Early Classes Still Ignored

[Monitor] In March, Education minister Janet Museveni ordered schools to stop opening as early as 6am and not close as late as 8pm. Almost a year on, the status quo remains, largely due to low commitment from relevant authorities and the parents adaman…

[Monitor] In March, Education minister Janet Museveni ordered schools to stop opening as early as 6am and not close as late as 8pm. Almost a year on, the status quo remains, largely due to low commitment from relevant authorities and the parents adamancy to adapt to the new guidelines.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Long Class Hours Kill Concentration

[Monitor] Early this year, the Education minister Janet Museveni raised concern about pupils spending longer hours in school saying no school should close as late as 8pm.

[Monitor] Early this year, the Education minister Janet Museveni raised concern about pupils spending longer hours in school saying no school should close as late as 8pm.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

To Study a Professional Course or Not

[Monitor] Ramarah Nakungu, a member of Chartered Public Accountants (CPA) and now an auditor with EFC bank does not regret taking on the course. “I joined Uganda Management Institute (UMI) for CPA having failed to find a job for more than a year despit…

[Monitor] Ramarah Nakungu, a member of Chartered Public Accountants (CPA) and now an auditor with EFC bank does not regret taking on the course. "I joined Uganda Management Institute (UMI) for CPA having failed to find a job for more than a year despite my good Bachelor of Commerce degree. I had to pursue CPA to give my qualifications more weight," Nakungu says.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Colonial Boundaries No Solution to Tororo District Split Controversy

[Monitor] Recent newspaper reports about the issue of Tororo state that President Museveni has directed that the matter be resolved using the “colonial boundaries” in order to determine where the municipality should be located in the event of a split o…

[Monitor] Recent newspaper reports about the issue of Tororo state that President Museveni has directed that the matter be resolved using the "colonial boundaries" in order to determine where the municipality should be located in the event of a split of the district. Such a decision is historically misplaced, supports ethnic cleansing, and runs against established practice and precedent that has been in place since the adoption of the 1995 Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Pain Rural Bugisu Women Go Through During Pregnancy

[Monitor] Mbale -When Agnes Namataka, 39, started experiencing labour pain, her relatives rushed her to Muyembe Health Centre IV in Bulambuli District, eastern Uganda, to deliver.

[Monitor] Mbale -When Agnes Namataka, 39, started experiencing labour pain, her relatives rushed her to Muyembe Health Centre IV in Bulambuli District, eastern Uganda, to deliver.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opposition Suffers From Poverty of Ideas

[The Herald] Five days ago, a local daily published a story in which the opposition MDC-T party was alleging that it had evidence that officials from the Registrar-General’s Office were issuing birth certificates and identity documents to the Johane Ma…

[The Herald] Five days ago, a local daily published a story in which the opposition MDC-T party was alleging that it had evidence that officials from the Registrar-General's Office were issuing birth certificates and identity documents to the Johane Marange apostolic sect members in Manicaland as a way to shore numbers for Zanu-PF ahead of next year's elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe