Positively engaging parents and the community in children’s learning

Enrolment for both boys and girls has significantly improved in Uganda since the introduction of UPE in 1997. However high drop out rates, poor learning outcomes and performance levels still exist in the education system more so in rural areas. Nevertheless, the education system has not focused enough attention on the contribution of community based initiatives in improving learning outcomes and there is limited school/community level research in Uganda.


Publishing for new readers

In a bid to support a reading culture and overcome the lack of appropriate reading materials for rural people, 17 titles of short stories for new readers were published in four local languages (Lugwara, Luganda, Luo and English). This was part of the Learning for Empowerment Through Training in Ethnographic Research project funded by the DFID-British Council DELPHE.


Dr. Kiggundu-Musoke an academic staff at College of Education and External Studies takes over MUASA top leadership

Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu-Musoke took over as Chairperson of the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), at a handover ceremony held on Friday 15th February 2013, with a pledge to ensure that staff interests will continue to be addressed.

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Call for Applications: Bachelor of Education (External) 2013/14

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University is calling for applications for Bachelor of Education (External) for the Academic Year 2013/14.


Outcomes Based Education to be trialed at Makerere University

Makerere University students could be among the first graduates to earn a degree under an Outcomes Based Education (OBE) curriculum. School of Distance and Lifelong Learning (SoDLL) in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK has developed an employability and entrepreneurship skills development program for school leavers as part of the Education Partnerships in Africa Project (EPA).


Gender disparity in ICT use

Makerere University researchers in a joint study have found that female students are less likely to use Information Communication Technologies compared to their male counterparts. School of Distance and Lifelong Learning’s Dr Alice Nankya Ndidde, said that the study undertaken under the Panafrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of ICT in Africa showed that a gender disparity existed within the use and integration of ICT in schools and institutions of higher education.


Media Day at CEES a success



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