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Today in history: June 7

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Added 7th June 2016 12:16 PM

On this day in 1994, the National Resistance Council approves Primary 8.

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On this day in 1994, the National Resistance Council approves Primary 8.

BUNYORO REGALIA RETURNED

On 7th June 1994, part of the Bunyoro Kingdom Regalia that had been under the custody of the Museum since 1967 was handed to the Crown Prince Solomon Iguru.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Mr Ben Otto and the chairman of the prince Iguru coronation committee who was also Minister of Natural Resources, Mr Henry Kajura at the Museum in Kampala.

About 260 items of the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom regalia had been kept at the Museum since the scrapping of the Kingdoms by Obote one Government in 1966/1967.

NRC APPROVES PRIMARY 8

On 7th June 1994, the National Resistance Council (NRC) consented to the government’s proposal in the Education White Paper to increase Primary Education from seven to eight years but rejected proposed three years for ordinary level in favour of four.

Examining the White Paper, a number of CMs expressed support for the integration of vocational training in the education system at primary and secondary levels so as to give an opportunity for employment to those who fall out before University or tertiary institution level.

The proposal to revert to eight years which were abolished in the sixties was passed after several members opposed while others led by the Minister of Education Mr Amanya Mushega, supported the idea of the extension.

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI DELIVERS STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

On 7th June 2007, President Yoweri Museveni delivered his State of the Nation Address at Parliament where he emphasized zero tolerance to corruption.

He launched a passionate appeal to MPs and other leaders to “mobilise the population to join in the war against corruption.”

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