Uganda: Parents Stuck Over Fees As Schools Prepare to Reopen

As schools prepare to reopen for candidate classes and final year students, parents across the country have expressed concern over the readiness of the institutions to put in place Covid-19 safety measures.Some parents also say they may not be in posit…

Uganda: Private Schools Ask Government to Halt New Registration

Private schools have asked government not to demand operating licences from them in order to enable them first handle the reopening of schools for candidate classes next month.This week, Ministry of Education recalled all old registration certificates …

Uganda: Makerere Fire – CCTV Shows Intruders in Main Building

New details on the investigations into the Makerere University fire point to arson by intruders who entered the Main Building at night on the fateful day, Daily Monitor has learnt.A source close to the investigations, who accessed the video footage fro…

Uganda: No Money for Home E-Learning Materials – Govt

The government is looking for money to print online study materials and pay those who developed the content.The Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary, Mr Alex Kakooza, said they are costing the work for printing, which money apparently they don’t h…

Uganda: UN Chief Urges Government to Reopen Schools

The United Nations Fund for Population activities country representative, Mr Alain Sibenaler, has asked government to provide safe ways and consider reopening of schools to address the effects the closure of institutions of learning has brought unto the girl child. “Time is right for Uganda to look at standard operating procedures that fully respect the […]

UNBS Certifies Four (4) More Companies To Produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified four (4) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 6th August 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to forty-nine (49). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could […]

UNBS Certifies Ten (10) More Companies To Produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified ten (10) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 17th July 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to forty-five (45). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could […]

UNBS Certifies Twelve (12) More Companies To Produce Non-Medical Facemasks

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified twelve (12) more companies to produce non-medical facemasks as of 8th July 2020, bringing the total number of certified non-medical facemasks manufacturers to thirty-five (35). This is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection, aimed at protecting Ugandans from buying substandard non-medical facemasks which could […]

UNBS Certifies Over 90 More Companies To Produce Sanitizers

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has certified 98 more companies to produce sanitizers as of 8th July 2020. This is aimed at protecting consumers from buying sanitisers that do not comply with standards and are harmful to their health, in the wake of COVID-19. The 98 companies are an addition to the 38 companies […]

Celestial Events Liven Up Sky This Week

If life on Earth has become tedious with coronavirus restrictions, celestial activity this week promises some excitement. In addition to an ongoing meteor shower, the year’s last supermoon is out and will be seen at its best Thursday. The annual Halley’s Comet meteor shower peaked Monday, but the meteor streaks will still be visible in […]

Unimpressed by Online Classes, College Students Seek Refunds

They wanted the campus experience, but their colleges sent them home to learn online during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, saying they’re not getting the caliber of education they were promised. The suits reflect students’ […]