What’s eating into eastern Uganda’s primary schools?
Thousands of pupils from the districts of Mbale and Bududa performed poorly in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations. This has been the case for the last one decade in this region. What’s going on here? Is the region in an academic crisis? Find a detailed analysis in New Vision tomorrow!
Are former technology champions living their science dream?
On a rainy morning, 23-year-old Mary Musimire rushes to get to office on time and catch up with her daily schedule of work. She is one of the young scientists being groomed into the place of work. She is an intern software developer at AKVO Foundation, an international technology company in the city centre.
She might look like any other graduate fresh from the university, but she is different. Her passion in technology is rooted in her high school days when she took part in the 2012 DStv Eutelsat schools’ competition technology, which she joined and topped the continent. What became of the other continental winners? Find the analysis is Mwalimu tomorrow!
Transfer universities to ministry of science and technology
By Prof. Abdu Kasozi says, “One area that most people are probing and would like a national debate on is the proposed transfer of higher education affairs from the Ministry of Education and Sports to that of Science and Technology Ministry.” He opines that universities’ affairs should be transferred, but all other tertiary institutions should remain in the education ministry for the following reasons.
What is Kasozi’s grounding on this argument? Get the details tomorrow, in Mwalimu.