Farmers’ Federation Protest Intended Relocation of Agricultural Show From Jinja to Luweero

  The Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE) is protesting the intended relocation of the Agricultural Education Show from Jinja City to Luweero district by the Ministry of Education and Sports. The misunderstanding between the leadership of the UNFFE and the education ministry comes during the third national agricultural education show preparations at Bukalasa Agricultural grounds, […]

Makerere Ordered to Pay sh100m for Denying Prof Barya a Post-Retirement Contract

The Makerere University Staff Appeals Tribunal has overturned a decision by the university’s Appointments Board to deny law Professor, John Jean Barya, a post-retirement contract. The Tribunal, chaired by the newly appointed chairperson, Dr Henry Onoria, also awarded Prof. Barya sh100m in general damages and directed the board to reconsider the decision, which was considered […]

Dr. Asuman Lukwago Defends Nakaseke P7 Teachers Who Failed Mock Exams-They Were Ambushed

Dr. Asuman Lukwago, the Secretary of the Education Service Commission has castigated Ignatius Koomu, the Nakaseke district chairperson for ambushing P7 Teachers & subjecting them to an irregular assessment test following poor performance in the 2023 PLE results. Dr. Lukwago said that the rules of any exam require candidates to be alerted, which could explain […]

Controversy as UNEB Ignores Education Ministry’s Directive Over Withdraw of Seroma Exams Centre Number

The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has come under intense criticism for defying a directive from Mary Mutende, the Commissioner for Private Schools at the Ministry of Education. In a letter dated May 28, 2024, Commissioner Mutende ordered UNEB to temporarily withdraw the examination centre number of Seroma Christian High School in Mukono district. The school […]

Panic as Education Ministry Orders UNEB to Block Seroma Christian High School’s UNEB Registration Centre Number for Refusing to Register S.4, S.6 Candidates

The administrators of Seroma Christian High School in Mukono are packing following the letter by the Ministry of Education asking Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Executive Director Dan Odongo to temporarily block the UNEB Registration Centre Number. In a letter written on May 28, 2024 and signed by the Commissioner for Private Schools and Institutions […]

Private Schools Frustrate EMIS Learners’ Registration as they Hide Data from Gov’t

Private school proprietors have expressed concerns about registering learners on the Education Management Information System (EMIS) due to fears of data misuse. Lawrence Kulumba from Boston High School in Entebbe states that many private school owners fear the government might misuse the data collected for taxation purposes. The information collected includes details on learners, teachers, […]

UCE EXAMS: UNEB Not to Grade Students Without Project Scores

The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has revealed that under the new lower secondary school curriculum, scores for students’ projects will be reported separately on Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) certificates. Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Director, confirmed the development while addressing the press about this year’s examination cycle, noting that this is one of […]

Dons Defend Makerere University Law Lecturer over ‘Anita Among’ Exam Paper

The call for an inquiry by Professor Barnabas Nawangwe into the setting of a constitutional law examination at Makerere University continues to raise debate. Speaker Anita Among has come out herself, to say there was nothing wrong with her being the subject of the exam. A section of academic dons has come out to defend […]

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