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Student Leaders Want Government to Declare 2020 a Dead Year

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The leadership of Uganda Secondary School Prefects’ Association-USSPA wants the government to declare the 2020 academic year dead for all.

According to USSPA, opening school for candidate classes will be unfair to the rest of the learners.

The student leaders also say that the E-learning and self-study programs introduced by the Education and Sports Ministry to help learners because of the closure of schools owing to the nationwide lockdown haven’t been effective and helpful especially to rural learners. 

Fortunate Atwongire, the Speaker Mayhill High School Students’ Council and USSPA member, says that this model of learning is discriminative. 

She says some parents are currently engaging their children in home chores like grazing cattle other than supporting them to attend lessons.

Brighton Ainebyoona, the National President USSPA, says this type of education aimed at helping students necessitates one to be in possession of a smartphone and computer, which are not available for most learners. 

He says because of the numerous challenges, the majority of students haven’t been able to benefit from this mode of education.



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Ministry of Lands Unveils Tough Rules on Land Giveaways

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NRM Supports Innovation — Museveni

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President Museveni together with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau have launched the National Intellectual Property Policy and the Security Interest in Movable Property Registry (SIMPO). 

During the launch on Wednesday, Museveni said this was a step in the right direction.

“The NRM government continues to support all innovations aimed at increasing the profitability of Ugandans engaged in various enterprises,” said Museveni.

He said the policy will give innovators the full protection of the law through patents, copyright, trademarks among others.

“This will enable these innovators to earn their rightful recognition and financial returns for their toil and sweat. It is important that government creates an environment where creativity and innovation can thrive,” he noted

Museveni said the improvement in the quality of human life and man’s transition from a primitive existence to modernity are attributed to the discoveries in medicine, engineering, architecture among others.

He said it is through the creations of the human mind that we have been able to tame nature throughout the four and a half million years of man’s existence on earth.

Therefore, it is crucial that individuals or groups are rewarded for their innovations.

“However, we cannot talk about Intellectual Property Rights without addressing the issue of funding for our scientists who are behind most of the innovations which benefit all of us,” he said

Museveni said Ugandan scientists are also working day and night to come up with a vaccine and cure to this deadly disease, COVID-19

“Without the work of the scientists, the whole world is doomed. This explains why we should invest highly in the innovations of our scientists. They are our life savers when faced with natural calamities such as, diseases, floods, drought, pests etc,” he said.

He added that NRM government’s drive towards industrialisation is based on scientific research and innovation to support value addition on our local products.

“Uganda is endowed by nature with a wide variety of raw materials that can be processed into finished products. Our agricultural value chain for most products is still incomplete,” he said.



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Ministry of ICT Organises Webinar On The Role Of Media In Electoral Process During Pandemic

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