Author: Enid Keren Nabumati

Uganda Petroleum Institute graduates need reskilling

Graduates from the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) are rusted and need reskilling and retooling if they are to be employed in the oil and gas sector. This was revealed by the Principal of the institute, Bernard Ongodia at the just concluded Skilling and Local Content Forum in Kampala after President Yoweri Museveni tasked him to explain the progress of the institute. Established in 2009, UPIK was meant to train technicians for the oil and gas sector. The institute offers a two-year diploma in petroleum studies with options in drilling, electrical installation, instrumentation and welding, after which the participants...

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Bridge Schools set to open for new term despite ministry threats

As learners wind up their third term holidays, Bridge International schools are set open for the first term, come February 05, 2018, despite threats from the Ministry of Education to close all unlicensed schools. During the release of the Primary Living Examination (PLE) results on Friday last week, the Education and Sports Minister, also First Lady  Janet Kataha Museveni and the Minister in Charge of Primary Education, Rosemary Sseninde cautioned parents against taking their children to unlicensed schools, Bridge International Academies being one of them, saying they will be closed. However, Morris Rwakakamba, the Country Director, Bridge Uganda has...

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Uganda Christian University launches Christian think tank

Uganda Christian University (UCU) has unveiled a Christian based think tank aimed at helping clerics to make biblical based proclamations. The think tank dubbed Africa Policy Centre was launched during the annual UCU lecture on Wednesday 25th October by the Archbishop of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali at the university premises in Mukono. According to the UCU Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Senyonyi, the think tank will work towards stopping pastors from preaching messages that appeal to the emotions of their folk without biblical or theological evidence. Senyonyi says the launch of the think tank is timely because of the current political...

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Makerere University management to take massive action on marks-alteration offenders

The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has revealed that the University is taking stringent action to curb the alteration of marks. This comes a day after the university’s administration announced its intentions to recall degrees from 2011 on grounds of results-buying, sex for marks and nepotism among others, proven by a mismatch unearthed between results submitted by colleges and schools, and final results released by the Office of the Academic Registrar. Speaking in an interview with one of the news agencies, Nawangwe described the problem as massive saying much as it has been existent;...

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Do women wear makeup for men?

Society has in most cases branded all ladies who love their makeup as attention seekers on a rampage of trying to attract men. While this is to some extent true, there is a vast other reasons why women will not miss their foundation, eyelashes or blusher. Women wear makeup for themselves. It is largely worn for gratification purposes. While not ruling out the fact that some women wear it to impress the opposite sex, others just have it on to feel good. Nothing beats the confidence one has when they know that everything about them is on point. This...

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