Lecturers Link Poor Grades to Absenteeism


Two lecturers at Makerere University have said that most students who post poor grades during examinations do not attend lectures.

Vincent Muwonge, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, urges students to attend lectures because first-hand information is got from the lecturers. “Missing lectures may not seem to be a big deal but at the end of the day people who miss class end up not performing and they are the ones who get 48% or 49% in final examinations,” Muwonge said.

Makerere Advised to Support the Arts


Makerere University should be more supportive to the arts disciplines if students are to be instilled with skills for their future careers.

This was one of the talking points this week during Black Panther Phenomenon; rethinking Africa through Fiction and Arts, and of the activities of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2018. The event was held yesterday Friday and today, Saturday in the Makerere University Main Hall.

I don’t have time for emotions- Museveni


President Museveni has said he has no time for emotions when dealing with national matters that pertain education.

Speaking at the closure of the Security awareness week at Makerere University on September 11th, Museveni who was the guest of honor said he hates it when people dillydally with issues in education that can be solved easily.

Student Loan Scheme not discriminatory- Muyingo

The state minister for Education, Chrysostom Muyingo has refuted all allegations that the students’ loan scheme is discriminatory.

Speaking to students at the Makerere University Law Auditorium on Thursday 11th, Muyingo said that he has received complaints from parliament and the general public about the scheme discriminating against regions, gender, the disabled and Arts students; all which he said is not true.

“People were complaining to me for ignoring the disabled but they are represented. The loan scheme is open to all,” Muyingo said.