THE rescue of a former student of St. Maryâ€™s College, Aboke along with other LRA captives during the week was welcome news.
State Minister for Sports, Henry Oryem in a related development said the ministry had established a task force to promote education in war-ravaged areas. Addressing a regional education workshop at Lira Hotel, Oryem said the ministry would pay hardship allowances to teachers in these areas.
At Uganda Christian University in Mukono the newly enthroned Archbishop of Church of Uganda Henry Orombi, took on the reins as chancellor of the university from former Archbishop Livingstone Nkoyoyo. The university was established in 1997.
And, in Kanungu it was time for good counsel. The Education Minister, Khidu Makubuya told parents not to give children domestic chores during class hours. He also appealed to head teachers to account for UPE funds.
In Kapchorwa, the Minster for Presidency, Kirunda Kivejinja told Imams to promote formal education among Muslims.
Charity came from a US-based organisation Godparent USA to Nsooba Parentsâ€™ School during the week. The sh4.6m donation was for school fees of at least 200 children affected by the HIV/AIDS scourge.
Meanwhile, Makerere University featured yet again in the news, this time about identity cards. Students have been using expired identity cards for the last four months.
The Academic registrar, Sebastian Ngobi said that they were still looking for a credible contractor to make forge-proof identity cards for the university students.
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