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Thugs Raid Energy Filling Station in Hoima, Steal Sh17m

By Busiinge George

Police in Hoima are hunting for unknown thugs who attacked Oil Energy filling station along Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya and robbed over Sh17 million.

According to the eyewitness, the thugs beat the pump attendant only identified as Isaac and chloroformed the security guard Amanya Tugume attached to Securiko Company before they accomplished their mission.

Some of the eyewitnesses who spoke to Spice FM suspect that the thugs connived with a private security personnel attached to Premier Security Company who mans a rice store in the same area. The security guard is currently on the run.

It is alleged that the security guard attached to Premier Security Company served Tugume a Chapatti mixed with chloroform before the thugs robbed the money on gun point from the pump attendant.

The Hoima DPC Bernard Akankwasa confirms the incident adding that police has recovered a gun and uniform belonging to the security guard who is on the run.

Akankwasa has expressed dismay over the increased attacks by robbers in Hoima.

Recently, at least four people were arrested for murdering a security guard at Fortbet betting centre along Hoima-Fort Portal road.

BOU’s Bagyenda Wealth Accumulation Investigated

Bank of Uganda director for supervision Justine Bagyenda is in hot soup after office of Inspector General of Government (IGG) sanctioned investigation to establish how she accumulated her wealth despite earning a not so big salary – a monthly salary of only Shs32m.

In August this year, a ‘concerned’ Ugandan citizen, Dick Kimeze, through his lawyers Denis Nyombi & Co. Advocates, petitioned the IGG to investigate how Bagyenda accumulated her vast wealth. Bagyenda, it has been established owns an assortment of real estate property in plush Kampala suburbs.

Also, Denis Nyombi a lawyer from Denis Nyombi & Co. Advocates is quoted by the media saying he is privy to information that Bagyenda under declared her assets and liabilities to the IGG, contrary the Leadership Code Act, 2002.

As petitioners, Dick Kimeze and his lawyer demanded that IGG investigates the character of Bagyenda, which the IGG has granted. Munila Ali, the IGG spokesperson, told media on Thursday that a meeting was held with the petitioner. Munira added that subsequent meetings with the petitioners are scheduled before Bagyenda is involved.

“We met with lawyers of the petitioner a few days ago. The initial meeting was intended to listen to the complainant as he explains his issues. So after listening to petitioner we asked that his client comes over in person and we listen to his complaint.” Munira is quoted by Daily Monitor.

One of the properties reportedly owned by Bagyenda

Kimeze, a social worker and committed fighter against corruption wants Bagyenda to be investigated for prosecution over incompetence and possible corruption and fraud in relation to the ongoing saga between BOU and Crane Bank.

Bank of Uganda, and specifically Bagyenda, has been faulted for doing a bad job supervising Crane Bank. Some speculators attribute this hovering corruption embedded in the confines of the central bank.

Bagyenda wealth and Properties

The Office of the Inspectorate of Government has since August this year received several photographs of residences and residential apartments in leafy suburbs of Kampala including Bugolobi, Naguru, Mbuya and Ntinda that reportedly belong to Bagyenda.

One of the prime properties includes a condominium registered as number 0025 on Plot 410-411 Makerere Hill Road Land at Kampala, a residence on Plot 28, Kimera Close, Ntinda, posh condominium blocks situated on Plot 5A Sunderland Avenue Kampala measuring 213 square metres, a property located on Plot 20, Balikuddembe Road, a posh apartment in Bugolobi.

Kampala Parents School Opens 2018 Intake

As the year comes to an end, Kampala Parents School has started recruiting pupils for next academic year. Kampala parents’ school is on international level but follows a local curriculum.

The Principle of Kampala Parents’ School, Madam Daphne Kato, recently called on all interested parents that there will be interviews for pupils from pre- primary to primary six for the first term intake.

Interviews will take place on 21st October, 2017 at school from 8:00am to 1:00 pm. “We admit children from the age of two and a half to twelve years of age. Applicants should come with birth certificates and valid report cards from their former school,” she said.

The call comes at a time when parents should be examining school performances of their children. This assessment usually enables parents to make key decisions regarding the education future of their children – including changing schools.

Invest in your children

Madam Kato encouraged parents to invest in their children by taking them to Kampala Parents so that they can be nurtured and groomed. “The dividends will certainly give you a big smile at the end of the day. And the country as a whole shall benefit immensely from the human resource established.”

“As children grow, at Kampala Parents’ School we emphasize on three important domains, these are: Affective which deals with spiritual emotions. The affective domain includes factors such as student motivation attitudes, perceptions and values.

“Cognitive is to do with mental process including how people think, perceive, remember and learn. Psycho-social stage is all about developing muscles. Learning is developed by physical skills such as movement, coordination and manipulation.

“In order for the mentioned domains to be realized, the triangular working relationship has to be focused on. The parents, the staff and children have to work together to achieve the required goals.

Furthermore, in building a wholesome all around child, compassion, love integrity, cleanliness and above all discipline. We believe that discipline is the key to success. We train our children to observe all of them.

We Are Making Right Investment For Your Child To succeed Academically

Education systems are globally changing this means that schools must go out of their way to cope with the dynamics. These changes are being facilitated by the equally dynamic needs of humans.

To retain its market leadership as the best privately owned primary school in Uganda, Kampala Parents School is investing rightly to stay relevant. Already it boosts of state of the art facilities that has made it one of the best performer in the country.

Kampala parents’ school, situated along Lugogo by pass, teaches a local curriculum at an international level. The school owned by businessman Sudhir Ruparelia has an enrolment of over 3000 pupils with 130 well trained teachers and over 150 non-teaching staff members.

Broad and balanced curriculum

The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which takes into account children’s interests. "We use the National Curriculum to structure the content of what is taught and we enrich pupil’s learning experiences by providing access to stimulating resources and valuable workshops, assemblies and extracurricular clubs and trips.

"Teaching staff have access to high quality training opportunities which place quality first teaching at the core of everything we do. Pupils are regularly assessed and feedback provided to parents informally on a daily basis and during the PTA meetings and class days throughout the course of the year.

To execute this curriculum exhaustively, Kampala Parents' School has assembled professional and multi-disciplined teachers to serve and educate learners in the best possible way.

“We believe, teachers are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth. Teachers play an important role in the trajectory of learners throughout the formal schooling experience.

“They have the unique opportunity to support pupils’ academic and social development at all levels of schooling. This enables pupils to feel safe and secure in their learning environments and provide scaffolding for important social and academic skills

Teachers at Kampala Parents’ School are well facilitated to share their knowledge and skills providing pupils with many positive experiences that will help them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready for the world.

This has made the school be an academic hub of Uganda because of the balanced curriculum offered. The administration nurtures a child’s personal growth by providing a friendly and supportive environment. Discipline at Kampala Parents’ School is a vital element in grooming pupils.

The library has made a difference to pupils’ understanding and achievement. It provides support for teaching and learning throughout the school. It also provides a model for inquiry learning, building knowledge and confidence in seeking and processing information.

The school library is pivotal to developing our pupils. It is a fundamental resource for supporting students’ learning, and a key support for teaching staff. It reflects and encourages collaborative learning and sharing of ideas

Safe Learning Environment

The school has one of the safest learning environment in the country. It has put in place safe and clean school facility, caring teachers, sick bay, nurses, first aid facilities and training, fitness training and engaging sports activities.

“At Kampala Parents’ School, we believe that good health, both physical and mental, is essential for a successful learning experience. Children who are unwell at school or suffer minor injuries are treated by a qualified full-time nurse in the school Sick Bay.

The sickbay is fully stocked with the necessary drugs and first aid equipment to ensure that all emergencies are dealt with in the best possible way at the school. Parents are informed of any serious injury and are contacted if a doctor or hospital visit is advised.

It is imperative that the school has up to-date emergency contact details for all children on file. We also ask that children who are unwell are not sent to school as they are unable to learn and may pass infection to other children and staff members.

“We agree that school climate affects student achievement. A positive school climate was the critical variable differentiating between schools with high and low rates of delinquency, behavioral disturbance, attendance, and academic attainment.

“We know that a school’s environment has broad influence on pupils’ learning and growth, including major aspects of their social, emotional, and ethical development.

The school believes that sports can affect a child’s development of self-esteem and self-worth. The school says it is also within sport that peer status and peer acceptance is established and developed. Kampala Parents School has one of the beautiful and multidisciplinary sports center.

“We believe that a child being good at sports is a strong social asset. Pupils use sports and games to measure themselves against their friends. Children who are competent at sports are more easily accepted by children of their own age, and are more likely to be team captains and group leaders. Such children usually have better social skills.

Physical activities and Cardio-respiratory fitness are good for children’s and young people’s brain development and function as well as their intellect. these are emphasized at Kampala Parents' School.

The school is currently accepting application from pupils and parents who would wish to joing them during the next academic year from pre- primary to primary six for the first term intake. Interviews will take place on 21st October, 2017 at school from 8:00am to 1:00 pm.

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