Universities should support schools and student teachers

According to Collins online dictionary, teaching practice is a period that a student teacher spends teaching at a school as part of his or her training. In Uganda, teaching practice is mandatory for all students pursuing undergraduate education programmes, and it is an opportunity for aspiring teachers to understand the role and operation of how … Continue reading Universities should support schools and student teachers

Prioritise public schools for govt sponsorships

Around this time, each year, schools across Lango Sub-region organise dedication prayers to “dedicate” and “commit” the Primary Leaving Education (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) candidates to God and pray for good, favourable exam results.  However, the government sponsorship list for the academic year 2022/2023 released by … Continue reading Prioritise public schools for govt sponsorships

Secondary schools are a good place to do Internship

It is a requirement for students at universities and other higher education institutions to undertake internship. Internship (sometimes called industrial training) allows students to work in an organization in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification. Today, in Uganda, most study programmes at certificate, diploma and bachelor level require one to … Continue reading Secondary schools are a good place to do Internship

Online services will create digital jobs and expand the ICT sector

In 2020, the government of Uganda moved passport application online. We must commend the Ministry of Internal Affairs and more specifically, the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Control for expanding opportunity to many Ugandans to access their services. Those who have been trying to get passports, especially from upcountry locations, know how the system was … Continue reading Online services will create digital jobs and expand the ICT sector

What students can learn from the life of Jacob Oulanyah.

The death of the former speaker of the eleventh Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah L’Okori is a big loss to Uganda. As one of the finest leaders northern Uganda has produced, there’s no doubt that he inspired many young people across the region. This article is intended for secondary school students, and we pick out some lessons … Continue reading What students can learn from the life of Jacob Oulanyah.

Apply to be part of the “Building Strengths Mindset in Schools” project

Background In December 2021, I, together with my Mentor, Ms. Lorraine McCamley, received good news, - that our joint project had been selected for funding by the the Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange component. The project, Building a Strengths Mindset in Schools, will be implemented in eight secondary schools in Lira city, and neighbouring districts. … Continue reading Apply to be part of the “Building Strengths Mindset in Schools” project

Is STREAM the best for schools?

There are now several initiatives aimed at increasing the enrolment of students into science, both in secondary schools, universities, and other tertiary and vocational education institutions. It is important to point out that the gender imbalance in the science subsector is very visible in schools, starting in A-level, where subjects are all elective. It should … Continue reading Is STREAM the best for schools?

Fostering innovation in schools enhances learning and skills

In October 2013, Dr Obote College Boroboro emerged winners at the annual Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC), popularly known as Robotics Challenge, held at Makerere University main hall, and organized by CEDAT. It was a prestigious moment for the school, the participating students, and entire Lango sub region. Each student that participated got a … Continue reading Fostering innovation in schools enhances learning and skills