Fee Commission Commences With Last Public Hearings

[News24Wire] The Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training commences with its last set of public hearings on Monday. Its focus will be on the broader social, economic and financial implications of implementing a fee-free higher education…

[News24Wire] The Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training commences with its last set of public hearings on Monday. Its focus will be on the broader social, economic and financial implications of implementing a fee-free higher education and training in South Africa. Last year President Jacob Zuma extended the deadline for the fees commission to complete its report to June 30.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Growing Up in a Slum Did Not Deter His Dreams

[Monitor] Being born in a slum is like being locked up in a box. And your dreams are locked in there with you. It takes sheer willpower and good luck to flip the lids – and keep them down – so you can crawl out.

[Monitor] Being born in a slum is like being locked up in a box. And your dreams are locked in there with you. It takes sheer willpower and good luck to flip the lids - and keep them down - so you can crawl out.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

60 Schools Face Closure Over Standards

[Monitor] Wakiso -Education authorities in Nansana Municipality have closed a primary school and put several others on notice after they were found to be operating below minimum education standards.

[Monitor] Wakiso -Education authorities in Nansana Municipality have closed a primary school and put several others on notice after they were found to be operating below minimum education standards.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Museveni-Besigye Dialogue – Who Wins or Loses?

[Monitor] When Dr Kizza Besigye authored a critical letter at the close of the 20th Century laying down sticky issues he felt were afflicting the National Resistance Movement and plunging it off course from the ideals it proclaimed as the basis of its …

[Monitor] When Dr Kizza Besigye authored a critical letter at the close of the 20th Century laying down sticky issues he felt were afflicting the National Resistance Movement and plunging it off course from the ideals it proclaimed as the basis of its ascension to power, the course of his own history and that of President Museveni was thrust on a fresh page.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Minister Warns Nurses as Performance Drops

[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Education Board (UNMEB) has reported a drop in the overall performance of students who sat the 2016 diploma and certificate examinations compared to the 2015 cohort.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Education Board (UNMEB) has reported a drop in the overall performance of students who sat the 2016 diploma and certificate examinations compared to the 2015 cohort.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

500 Stranded After Eviction

[Monitor] Lira -Hundreds of street vendors who have been selling merchandise on several streets in Lira Town have been evicted by the Lira Municipal Council authorities in a move aimed at restoring trade order in the area.

[Monitor] Lira -Hundreds of street vendors who have been selling merchandise on several streets in Lira Town have been evicted by the Lira Municipal Council authorities in a move aimed at restoring trade order in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mandela, Tutu Encouraged Me to Contest Presidential Election, Says Obasanjo

[Guardian] Abeokuta -Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday disclosed that he sought advice from the late South African President, Nelson Mandela and renowned Reverend Desmond Tutu, another South African statesman before decidin…

[Guardian] Abeokuta -Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday disclosed that he sought advice from the late South African President, Nelson Mandela and renowned Reverend Desmond Tutu, another South African statesman before deciding to contest the 1999 presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria