Uganda Reopens Schools After 2 Years of COVID-19 Lockdown

Uganda has reopened schools for the first time in two years, marking the end of the world’s longest school closure from the COVID-19 pandemic.While many welcomed students’ return to the classroom, a low turnout has raised concerns about the long-term i…

PUBLIC NOTICE – EXTORTION OF MONEY FROM THE PUBLIC

It has come to our attention that certain individual(s) are masquerading as UNBS staff and extorting money from our clients alleging that they can help them obtain UNBS services even if they do not comply with the requirements.The suspect(s) is/are usi…

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Still in Action

As researchers at U.S space agency NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory prepare for the 16th flight of Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter, the team has used recently downloaded data from the Mars mission to create the best video yet of one of Ingenuity’s previ…

Pfizer: COVID-19 Pill Cuts Risk of Severe Disease by 89%

U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Friday its new COVID-19 pill showed an 89% reduction in risk of COVID-19-related hospitalization or death in clinical trials and they plan to submit the drug to U.S. regulators for emergency use approval.In …

Covid-19: Uganda president changes terms for school opening

President Museveni said schools and the country will be reopened only after seven million Ugandans are inoculated, 2.2 million higher than the original target.Up until Thursday when the President made the proclamations, government said the country and…

WHO: Action Against Climate Change Could Save Millions of Lives

The World Health Organization said Monday that constructive action against climate change could save “millions” of lives.Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, scheduled for October 31, the WHO is urging governments to re…

After Abductions, Nigerian Students Seek Overseas Education

Emmanuel Benson was planning to get his diploma in horticulture and landscaping from Nigeria’s Federal College of Forestry Mechanization next year. Now, he’s not willing to risk the return to school, after he was kidnapped by bandits with dozens of others earlier this year. “Our lives are at risk — Nigerian students, especially in Kaduna […]

Afghan Girls Boarding School Temporarily Relocates to Rwanda

With Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban, which had banned young women from formal education, the country’s only girls boarding school is temporarily relocating to Rwanda for a “study abroad” session.Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founding president …

Uganda: Jobless Graduates Chase Dreams On Boda Bodas

Mr Stephen Ojula graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration in 2018 but he for two years failed to get the white-collar job he trained for.Mr Ojula got his degree from Nkozi University and after realising that the dream job that classr…

Uganda: Govt Moves to Pay All Teachers Same Salary

The minister for Higher Education, Mr John Chrysostom Muyingo, has said primary and secondary teachers will earn same salary once the new teacher’s policy that was approved by Cabinet is fully implemented.The policy that was approved by Cabinet in 2019…