UGANDA

Vice-chancellors propose raft of higher education reforms

Vice-chancellors and administrators of higher learning institutions in Uganda have proposed a raft of university education reforms with special focus on life skills to match job markets and societal needs, write Damali Mukhaye and Stephen Otage for the Daily Monitor.

Last year, the Ministry of Education formulated the Education Policy Review Commission to consider the integration of 21st century life skills and values in the curriculum and assessment of learners at all levels of education.

The government is pushing an aggressive agenda to promote sciences to propel the country forward and, as such, the monthly salaries of scientists in government institutions have been doubled and in some cases tripled or substantially increased, according to a new salary structure issued by the Ministry of Public Service.
Full report on the Monitor site