MUKONO - Teachers who have been crying over late payment of salaries have good news: they will be picking up their salaries by the 29th of every month, the district LC5 chairman has said. â€œThe hitch has been corrected,â€ Francis Lukooya Mukoome said at the Uganda National Association of Teachers Organisation day in Lugazi recently. â€œAny teacher who is paid later than this date should let me know. I will act,â€ he said. Mukoome also announced 100 job slots for primary school headteachers available in the district. He said the district would soon advertise the jobs, adding that the conventional method of ascension to the coveted post would no longer be used. â€œWe no longer want a situation where to be a headteacher, one must first be a deputy,â€ he said.
Nsamizi to give degrees
MPIGI - With effect from next year, Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development will run a degree programme in Social Work and Social Administration. The acting principal, Charles Kanyesigye, said they would introduce the degree programme in collaboration with Makerere University. A committee from Makerere visited the institute, to assess its facilities. The committee included Academic Registrar Amos Olal-Odur and the deans of the faculties of Arts, Computing Science and the librarian. Kanyesigye said the National Council for Higher Education was aware of the initiative and they were waiting for the Makerere University Council to approve the programme.
Chief tips in schools
MUKONO - Parents should consider the quality of education in institutions before taking their children there, the Buikwe County education secretary has advised. â€œQuality is what parents must look for. Children are the future leaders, so we donâ€™t want to hand responsibility to people who are ill-prepared,â€ Edrisa Ntale said. He was speaking at the Parentsâ€™ Day of St. Abel Nursery Day and Boarding School in Njeru Town Council recently. He warned private schools against operating without licences from the education ministry. â€œYou risk closure if you are caught,â€ he said.
Kazungu tips on education
KAMULI - Heads of education institutions need to revamp the quality of education standards, the former district service commission chief has said. Dr. David Kazungu was chairing the education strategic planning meeting at Kamuli Township Primary School last week. He said education heads need to learn the politics of running institutions to cause fundamental changes. â€œYou should sacrifice for good results,â€ he advised. â€œLearn to make the right decisions and use your powers to raise maximum output,â€ he added.
Dean scoops ICT award
KAMPALA - The Dean of the Makerere University Faculty of Computing and Information Technology has won this yearâ€™s Africa ICT Educator Award. Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba won the award at the 9th annual Africa ICT Achievers Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa recently. The awards followed a gruelling judging process, as a result of the high calibre of the entries, Jane Mosebi of Forge Ahead said. Forge Ahead organised the awards. Rwanda president Paul Kagame won a lifetime achievement award for his dedication to the proliferation of ICT in South Africa and the African continent in general.
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