Public Universities’ Bank Accounts to Close as URA takes over Fees Collection

Public Universities’ Bank Accounts to Close as URA takes over Fees Collection

At the end of April, public Universities in Uganda were shaken by the notice from the the Ministry of Finance directing  Uganda Revenue Authority(URA) to takeover the tuition collection of the Universities. According to the Ministry of Finance  spokesperson, Mr Jim Mugunga, the new development will help fight the vice of ghost students, bureaucracy and costs in […]

Makerere University not Among Africa’s Top 10 in 2019 Webometrics ranking

Makerere University not Among Africa’s Top 10 in 2019 Webometrics ranking

The 2019 Webometrics ranking of world universities indicate that Makerere University has drastically reduced in its performance from the 6th to 11th position in Africa. South Africa scooped all the top five positions with University of Cape Town as the best in Africa and 272 worldwide, followed by University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch […]

26 Universities Risk Closure over Expired Licences

26 Universities Risk Closure over Expired Licences

National Council for Higher Education revealed that over 26 private Universities have expired provisional licences. The universities received a warning from the council yesterday imploring them to renew their licences with in a period of one year or stand to be closed. Other 11 Universities had their license reaching the expiry date and majority operating […]

Agriculture Graduates Acquire Advanced Farming Skills in Israel

Agriculture Graduates Acquire Advanced Farming Skills in Israel

Ugandan agricultural graduates have acquired advanced skills at Danziger Group of Companies in Israel through the Youth skilling Programe. The training was a result of  Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Uganda in 2016 and is fully funded by the Israel government. Students from 13 Ugandan institutions were awarded with certificate. The Universities are; […]

Uganda should make Universities Free just Like Liberia -UPC

Uganda should make Universities Free just Like Liberia -UPC

The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has advised the Uganda government to borrow a leaf from Liberia and make University education free to all Ugandan students. In a press conference held at Uganda house on Wednesday, Michael Osinde, the UPC spokesperson showed concern on the number of students admitted to higher education compared to the number of […]

UWONET Inter-University Freshers Camp Addresses Sexual Violence at Campus

UWONET Inter-University Freshers Camp Addresses Sexual Violence at Campus

University students have been urged to be aware of and fight sexual violence at their numerous campuses. This was during the Inter-University freshers camp organised by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) that hosted a total of 150 students from Universities across Uganda at Makerere University main campus. Angella Asiimwe, a legal officer at FIDA Uganda who also works […]