Let’s simplify the science behind climate change

In a recent statement submitted to the ongoing World Leaders Summit during the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) on Climate Change in Glasgow, UK, President Yoweri Museveni highlighted several “irresponsible and sometimes greedy human actions” that have contributed to the destruction of the environment. He cited the depletion of forests, wetlands as well as […]

Thank you to our gallant teachers

The first day we step onto school premises, we are embraced with a smile from a teacher. From this day on, the teacher introduces us to new knowledge. The teacher leads us into a classroom and introduces us to new people, people we have never met before. He/she shows us how to communicate, interact and […]

Let us ensure protection for online learners

While on the internet, learners are susceptible to abuse on various social networking sites. Just like it caught the entire world unaware, the COVID-19 outbreak spared no schools. As a result, many scholars around the world ended up being sent back home on short notice. In Uganda, schools closed in March 2020 and until now, […]

Accessible parent education will ease COVID-19 learning

UNESCO describes literacy as the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. It is beyond the ability to read, write and count. The 8th of September was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1966 to stress the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, […]

Opening the doors for girls in science.

Today, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The question that comes to mind is, what is the root cause of the ever-growing gender gap in science education? Statistics show that the number of girls opting for science courses is low compared to their male counterparts. Right from primary, I had […]

Let’s hope teachers won’t abandon class

One wonders how the December 31 will be celebrated. Will folks be happy that this abnormal year has finally ended? Will the financial strain Covid-19 brought allow us to ululate from houses? Only time will tell. Two months into 2020, everything looked good, but come March, we learnt of the first confirmed coronavirus case in [...]

Protect the girl child during the lockdown

One of the ways that we have stressed as a nation and world to protect the girl child from early marriage and pregnancy is by keeping them in school. Public universities in Uganda give girls a 1.5 points advantage to encourage and give them the opportunity to reach higher levels of learning. Different organizations run […]

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