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172 Get First Grade As All PLE candidates At Kampala Parents Pass

Kampala Parents School is celebrating a feat not many have not been able to achieve in the just-released Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) – all their candidates have passed and now qualify to undertake post-primary school education.

While 226 candidate sat PLE at Kampala Parents, 172 got first grade while the remaining 54 got the super second grade, giving the school a 100 percent pass rate in the exams released by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB).

Among the 172 who got the first grade, 15 pupils scored aggregate four, 16 passed with aggregate 5 while 22 scored aggregate 6.

The School’s principal Daphne Kato attributed the good performance to a good working relationship the school had with parents while preparing the candidates.

“God is good and He has always been on our side. Continue working hard, put our school on the map and be role models,” Madam Kato congratulated the celebrating pupils while handing over the results.

She thanked the directors for catering for the children, providing necessities and required funds that keep the school on top. Kampala Parents School is one of the learning institution owned by the Ruparelia Group, a conglomerate owned by businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia. 

Janet Museveni Explains Why Release Of PLE Results Will Take Place At Kampala Parents School Tomorrow

The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has told Parliament that Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) will tomorrow release 2019 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE)  at Kampala Parents School because the President’s office hall which they normally use has a faulty air conditioning system and unsuitable for use at the moment.

“We normally use the President’s office hall because we are strictly not willing to pay for halls when we have government halls. But it has had problems with its air conditioning,” Janet Museveni said.

“We can’t put people in a place that has no fresh air. So we were looking for other places where we can go and yet not pay that is how we got into Kampala Parents.

“Kampala Parents is a primary school it doesn’t charge us, we are paying anything to release the results there. I don’t know the difference in government schools or private schools if we are not paying for our being there.

The minister, also the First Lady, was responding to Budiope West legislator Robert Musoke who queried the sudden change of PLE results release venue from President’s office to Kampala Parents.

The minister was appearing before the house committee on education and sports to present the Ministry’s budget framework paper for 2020/2021.

The ministry yesterday announced that it will release the 2019 PLE results at Kampala Parents School without giving much detail why they were shifting from a government facility to a private school.

Inaugural Social Media Fest Gets Ruparelia Group Backing

The first edition of the Social Media Fest organized by Spotlight Publications has attracted the attention of Ruparelia Group who now join a list of distinguished sponsors of the event happening on 25th January at Silver Spring Hotel Bugolobi.

Ruparelia Group joins other sponsors like Uganda Communication Commission, National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA Uganda-U), NBS Television, Business Focus, Next Communications, and Tusker Lite.

The two-day networking event will bring together individuals, social media groups, influencers, bloggers, and digital marketing agencies, government agencies, various brands, and organizations. Revelers will be treated to an exhibition, entertainment and activities like games, snap chatting, and selfie challenges among others.

The social media Festival will run under the theme “Redirecting Social Media to Impactful Social Networking Engagements”. According to the organizers, the Social Media Festival aims at streamlining the social media industry towards effective and professional communication amongst users.

It also aims to promote digital marketing and e-commerce among Ugandans, amplify an impactful usage of social media, create a valuable avenue for marketing and branding, create a valuable avenue for product awareness, marketing, and brand visibility.

 

 

UNEB To Release 2019 PLE Results 2019 At Kampala Parents School

Kampala Parents School will on Friday morning host the release of the 2019 national Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results, ministry of education and sports has said.

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni, is expected to preside over the release of the 2019 PLE results release.

The ministry also said that the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) will brief the Education Minister on the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination performance on Wednesday 15th January at Nakasero Statehouse.

Kampala Parents School in a brief statement said they are honored and proud to have been selected by the ministry to host the official release of the 2019 PLE results this Friday.

According to PMLDaily, a total of 695,793 candidates sat for PLE, of whom 51.7% are girls. This was also the fifth consecutive year UNEB was registering more females as compared to males.

UNEB executive secretary Dan Odongo said candidates will be able to access their examination results via mobile phones as soon as they are released.

One will be required to send a well-formatted SMS as follows: Type “PLE, UCE, UACE,” leave a space, then type index number and send it to 6600 on networks as will be specified by the board at the time of the release of the results.

There should be no spaces in the index number. For example, UCE U2769/018.

PHOTOS: Fun, Good Food As Guests Enjoy Christmas At Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort

The festive season kicked off at Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort with pomp at the two lakeside sister hotels on 24th December with a Christmas dinner for guests.

 

But it was on Christmas Day, 25th December, that real action was witnessed with a number of festive season activities taking place.

 

By midafternoon, parents and guardians had started arriving and pitching camp in the gardens where the hotel had set activities for the ongoing annual Christmas Kid's Carnival.

 

The carnival which started on 15th December 2019 is running up to 6th January 2020 at the hotel in Munyonyo. The camp comes with different daily activities to stimulate the children’s social life.

 

The kids enjoyed bouncing castles, swings, face painting and were treated to a nice lunch. The toddlers will continue to enjoy the good times at the resort hotel for two more weeks.

 

And like it has always been the case in the previous years, the sister hotels organized what they call Around the World Christmas Lunch Buffet.

 

Guests from all around the world a taste of what Uganda has to offer in the culinary world. The hotel chefs assembled a mouthwatering Christmas menu.

 

And to crown the night, the hotel's chefs also brought the a-game when they assembled another menu masterpiece for the Christmas dinner at Nyanja restaurant. The food was amazing.

 

Why You Should Attend La Cabana Restaurant’s Christmas Fest

La Cabana Restaurant located at Speke Apartments, Wampewo Avenue, will on Christmas Day, 25 December feed its customers at this year’s Cabana's Christmas Fest, a lavish Christmas lunch to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Cabana's Christmas Fest according to management at La Cabana Restaurant is a celebration of over 35 varieties of food items across the globe. This will be backed by personalized unique services.

This exquisite lunch will cost only Shs125, 000 with kids getting a 50% discount and free access to the swimming pool. Saxophonist David Omara will also perform as guests enjoy the sumptuous lunch.

The menu, on the other hand, is rich and has been critically prepared to meet the traditional standards of Christmas. The chefs at La Cabana Restaurant have experimented well and are ready to serve.

For starters, the creamy butternut soup will be served to set the mood right ahead of the long food experience. The dressing & dips will have creamy garlic, homemade barbecue, baisamic, olive oil, and honey mustard.

The carving will have roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, leg of lamb, beef sirlion steak and BBQ chicken drumstick while the bread counter will have cheesy bread rolls and bread rolls. The live station will have stir fried veg noodles.

The hot buffet will be vast and rich with braised fish, steamed rice, roasted potato, gonja, African chapatti, matooke, g-nut sauce, gravy and Brussels sprouts with carrots.

The salad bar is set to have grilled green beans, grilled carrots, grilled courgette, honey glazed onion, creamy brocoli, potato salad, coleslaw salad and roasted corn salad with red cabbage.

On the dessert table, you will find grilled cinnamon pineapple, tropical fruit cuts, varieties of pastries and cakes. 

Dolphin Suites To Thrill Guests At Kids Xmas Pool Party

Many parents use the Christmas season to create lasting memories with their children by spending some quality time with them. This includes giving the young new life experiences and adventure.

This Christmas, Dolphin Suites hotel, located at Princess Anne Drive, Plot 36 Kampala, Uganda, is making it easy for parents to achieve this by organizing a memorable children Christmas on 24th and 25th this December.

This Christmas, treat your children to an awesome Kids Xmas Pool Party with incredible food, snacks, and refreshing drinks to keep the young ones fuelled to enjoy the day's activities face painting, swimming among others.  

Dolphin Suites said that for just Shs35, 000 a guest can order any choice of burger or fries (classic chicken burger, dolphin special cheeseburger, crispy vegetable burger, and French fries), Xmas cookie decoration, bouncing castle, Christmas Santa, face painting and access to swimming pool for kids.

Dolphin Suites is one of the leading boutique hotels in Kampala located in Bugolobi, a suburb of Kampala, It is a unique hotel offering 27 luxurious and comfortable hotel rooms with individual balconies overlooking the hillside of Bugolobi and city of Kampala.

It is an ideal choice for those who want a hotel with a quiet atmosphere, close to the business center in Kampala and corporate houses. It is situated in the scenic beauty of Kampala just 4 KM from the city center and 45 KM north from the Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.

Victoria University Gives Scholarship To Female Student Brick Maker To Study Masters Degree

The story of Sharon Mbabazi, a former Muteesa 1 Royal University student, is an inspiring one. She made national news as the unwavering female student who makes bricks to meet her social and school fees needs.

The journalism student, a daughter of Steven Ssemasaka and Margaret Nagasha (now deceased), recently graduated and her milestone was nationally celebrated especially on social media. It was a good sight to see Mbabazi in her graduation gown.

And now Victoria University has offered the graduate a partial scholarship to the famous female brick maker to pursue a degree in Masters in Public Administration and Management next academic year.

The Vice Chancellor of Victoria University Associate Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, in his personal capacity, has also vowed to make a partial contribution to her remaining tuition fees.

In the same spirit, Rotarian Kabyanga Milly Felix has also offered to pay part of the fees of Sharon Mbabazi whose amazing lifestyle defies gender and cultural bias.

In an interview with The Observer, Mbabazi said she had a troubled school life growing up and was always being sent home for lack of fees or scholastic materials.

“I realized that my dad didn’t earn much to keep all of us [including two younger siblings] in school and I stayed at home for two years until a well-wisher offered to pay half my tuition if I got a placement at university,” she says.

“That opportunity meant I had to find a way of topping up the other half.” That way of topping up the fees requirement came in a way of making bricks.

“Our dad’s income could not take care of all of us. All my sisters dropped out of school. That is when I realised that I needed to make my own money if I had to stay in school,” Mbabazi told Daily Monitor in another interview last year.

Merry Christmas: Ruparelia Foundation Parties With Underprivileged Children

Ruparelia Foundation in partnership with Unilever, Crown Beverages, Lato Milk, The Dawa Foundation, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kabira Country Club, Kampala Parents’ School, Kampala Kids Run, Victoria University and individual sponsors organized a Christmas party for over 600 underprivileged children from different communities.

The day-long party which took place at Kampala Parents School had children from Katanga Kids Project, Ezeza Foundation and Enjoy Center. Naiya Ruparelia, the Foundation's Trustee said the initiative is going to be held annually as a way of showing these less fortunate kids that they are loved.

Naiya called on Ugandans Ruparelia especially corporate companies to embrace the needy people in communities by giving back to them in various ways. Naiya, who was in the company of her husband Rajiv Ruparelia, said everybody has the capacity to give back in order to transform unfortunate Ugandans into better citizens.

“Whenever you are having fun, a meal during the Christmas period, let’s think about those who are unfortunate.  I urge Society to give back and everybody can give back in a small way,” Naiya said.

The main objective of the event, she said, was to bring disadvantaged children together in one place and have fun, a good time and get gifts. “Today we wanted to have a meal and build a relationship with them. We wanted them to have a memorable Christmas experience,” she said.

Naiya revealed that the Foundation is planning to implement numerous corporate social responsibilities activities in areas like environmental conservation, wildlife conservation, and education among others. The Foundation is already offering scholarships at Victoria University and Kampala Parents School.

 

Khyber Pass Restaurant Goes Indian With This Christmas Menu

The festive season is a period of adventure and a period specifically associated with eating good food and experimenting with drinks. And for the lovers of fine food, Indian foods are a good trial.

Khyber Pass Restaurant, located in the heart of Uganda’s capital, at Speke Hotel, Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, has a specially made Indian menu made for their clients this Christmas season.

And for a change and love of discovering new foods, make a date with Khyber Pass Restaurant and venture into the amazing Indian land of spice on 25th December.

Khyber Pass Christmas Menu consists of the Chicken Ki Bharmaar for Shs60, 000, Seafood Platter for Shs90, 000, Goat Meat Platter for Shs50, 000, Vegetable Platter for SHs35, 000 and Khyber Pass Family Platter (for three) at Shs100, 000.

The Chicken Ki Bharmaar will have chicken tikka, banjara kebab, malai kebab, chicken seekh kebab, and chicken wings; the Seafood Platter will have prawns tikka, zringa hariyali, fish tikka, nimbu machli tikka and fish hariyali tikka while Goat Meat Platter will have peshawari kebab, mutton seekh kebab, mutton kalimiri and mutton achari kebab.

The vegetable platter will have panner tikka, vegetable seekh kebab, tandoori mushroom, bharula abo, and tandoori gobi. The Khyber Pass Family Platter will have chicken, seafood, goat meat, paneer and vegetables.

The restaurant however in a way of warning indicates that all food items will be marinated with Indian spices.

Khyber Pass Restaurant is on the three restaurants and bar at Speke Hotel, the first and oldest hotel in Uganda, built in the British Colonial times of the 1920s. The other restaurants are an Italian restaurant, Continental restaurant, and Rock Bar & Grill.

The restaurants at the Speke Hotel have tasty, freshly cooked food served in a relaxed atmosphere that will give you the best restaurant experience in Kampala. Be sure you will be dining at good value for your money.

This unique restaurant gets its name from the Khyber Pass Mountain in Western Asia. The story of the Khyber Pass is composed of much color and romance, such tragedy and glory makes Frontier Cuisine look stranger than fiction. 

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