Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

Policies That Have Made Delhi Public School International Excel

For students to learn effectively, schools must put in place policies that make it easy for real transfer of knowledge. This means that school administration must think outside the box to ensure this is possible because today’s learner faces different challenges from those in the past.

While some schools are struggling to cope up, others like Delhi Public School International, located at Plot 17-25, Saddler Way, Naguru, Kampala, Uganda,   are walking the talk. The school is an international school owned by the Ruparelia Group in Kampala. It also offers various international curriculums.

For effective teaching, the school has set up the following policies to guide its teaching operations. 

  • Motivating and nurturing school environment that supports and encourages lifelong learning
    • Professional and proficient teachers with a passion for education
    • Well-researched and thoughtful school curriculum, which promotes creativity, curiosity, determination, independence, self-reliance, adaptability and team work
    • Integrated Learning Approach with emphasis on experimentation, self-discovery, high level of engagement, hands-on experience and exam preparation
    • Stimulating learning environment that creates eager and active learners and nurtures their thinking, analyzing and learning capabilities. 

The implementation of such policies has seen children not only learn and develop through formal methods of teaching but also though various ways some of which include project presentations, hands-on experiences and field trips. 

“At DPS, we organize exciting experiential learning opportunities through field trips which are planned at every level for specific educational purposes. Children visit surrounding farms, interact with local communities and glimpse their culture and lifestyles. These excursions also help widen knowledge of the environment, besides expanding observational skills. 

“Through these opportunities, they are able to explore the differences and similarities in the world beyond the class boundaries in respect to their academic areas, thus adding value to their academics. 

All Classrooms at DPSI are equipped with smart boards to make learning sessions more interesting and beneficial to both the students and teachers.  

The school administrators and teachers work hand in hand to make DPSI the best international school and hold themselves responsible for the school's success. Admissions for ages 3 to 18years are open! Apply now

Admissions are ongoing. Call us on Tel:+256701525746 for more details.

Schools Must Concentrate On Comprehensive Physical Development Of Children

Parents, school administrators and children have to work together for the comprehensive physical development of children, educationists say. In building a wholesome all around child, compassion, love integrity, cleanliness and above all discipline play key roles in achieving this goal.

“As children grow, at Kampala Parents’ School, we emphasize three important domains, these are: Affective, Cognitive and Psycho-social stage. Affective deals with spiritual emotions. 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. 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.

“At Kampala Parents’ School, we believe that learning through play works because children are more likely to remember lessons if they enjoy them, and they are more likely to show enthusiasm for learning if they have fun at school.

“For example, if children learn about the planets by singing a fun song about them, they will likely remember that song and the information they learned. Ongoing research also shows that playful teachers can increase their students’ long-term academic performance.

Our highly trained teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. Through ongoing communication, parents and teachers can help each child become fully prepared for and excited about kindergarten.

Our approach is grounded in accepted research on how children learn best. Children experience the deepest, most genuine learning through play and fun activities lovingly guided by highly trained teachers.

Kampala Parents’ School is co-led by an education director who work together with teachers to make sure every family has a wonderful experience. This distinctive model also ensures children are known and appreciated for their individual gifts and personalities.

Young children who learn through play are more capable of making their own decisions, advocating for themselves and using creativity to solve problems as they grow. During play, children link old thoughts with new, build new experiences and access knowledge.”

Uganda Registers Weak Performance On NRGI Extractives Governance Index

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) 2017 Resource Governance Index released Wednesday reveals that Uganda performs poorly in controlling corruption, revenue management, implementation of laws and value realization in the oil and gas sector. Uganda achieved its highest index score in providing an enabling environment for investment.

The index also pointed to a gap between the country’s laws and implementation. This gap, the report says, is a result of not publishing environmental impact assessments and mitigation plans, as required by the Petroleum Upstream Act and National Environment Management Act.

Given the remote and environmentally sensitive location of the Ugandan oil blocks, this lack of sharing of information with the general public and local communities has exacerbated concerns about petroleum governance.

The 2017 RGI assesses how 81 resource-rich countries govern their oil, gas and mineral wealth. The index composite score is made up of three components. Two measure key characteristics of the extractives sector – value realization and revenue management – and a third captures the broader context of governance — the enabling environment.

Uganda’s oil and gas sector scores 44 of 100 in the 2017 Resource Governance Index (RGI), placing it 51st among 89 assessments in the index. Uganda scored 42/100 for value realization, 42 /100 for revenue management, 23/100 for control of corruption and 47 /100 enabling environment, a performance described as weak on the scorecard.

The Natural Resource Governance Institute is however upbeat because ‘reforms are under way, aiming to address the poor or failing performance of the oil and gas sector’s licensing regime, state-owned enterprise (SOE) and revenue management, so that Uganda can create better governance conditions before it begins larger scale oil production.’

Uganda established new hydrocarbons laws covering the sector’s upstream in 2013 and covering revenue management in 2015. Beginning in the 2015–2016 fiscal year, Uganda reformed the procedure for granting oil and gas licenses, making it a competitive bidding process, aided by regulations to the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act.

However, the regulations do not include requirements to publicly disclose key license allocation information, such as biddable terms. This, together with a lack of contract disclosure, is reflected in Uganda’s poor score for licensing.

The Uganda National Oil Company was founded in 2013 and officially incorporated in 2015 to manage the state’s participation in petroleum activities, including the marketing of the country’s share of petroleum received in kind from foreign production partners.

The NOC is still in the formative stages and has not yet engaged in many of the activities for which it was established. Financing arrangements are not yet finalized and debate on the most appropriate funding mechanism is ongoing.

Therefore no detailed statute has been published to guide regulation of the company or provide details on the relationship between the government’s oversight and management of the NOC. This is reflected in the NOC’s index ranking of fifth-to-last among 74 SOEs assessed.

 

These Apartments are changing the face of hospitality industry in Uganda

The real estate and hospitality sub sectors are going through a bumpy time having to deal with the economic shocks facing the country. These two are playing hard to survive by being responsive to the economic demands. Investment is hard to come by.

However the Ruparelia Group under the direction of Sudhir Ruparelia has managed to maneuver and is spearheading what we will call the ‘apartments revolution’. They are not just erecting structures but erecting modern building responding to the fashionable demands of customers.  

In this feature, we have profiled some of the uptown apartments constructed by one of the country’s richest man in the country Sudhir Ruparelia. These apartments are literally transforming the hospitality industry in the country as they are preferred destination for tourists, expats and classy Ugandans.

Speke Apartments

Speke Apartments specializes in self-catering apartments for corporate, leisure and family travellers in Kampala for short or long term lets. It combins a great location with a secure, quiet, clean, serviced apartment accommodation spread out over five floors. It is located at Plot No 19 - 21, Wampewo Avenue, Kololo, Kampala.

Speke Apartments, boosting of two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, is the largest and most luxurious apartments in Uganda.  It has a mix of modern contemporary surroundings and a relaxing, laid back environment ensure that Speke Apartments is the finest choice for both business and pleasure accommodation.

Tagore Apartments

Tagore Apartments are fully serviced apartments in the heart of Kampala offering a home environment that is inviting and comfortable, for short and long term stays at very enjoyable experience.

It’s friendly and secure accommodation suits all guests, whether you are the business traveller that requires a standard apartment, travelling leisurely with your partner and require a luxuriously spacious apartment or have even taken the kids along for the ride and require family accommodation.

All Tagore Apartments guests enjoy complimentary membership for the duration of their stay at the luxurious Kabira Country Club which is a 10 minutes’ drive away. They are located at Mawanda Road in Kampala.

Bukoto Heights

Bukoto Heights apartments are fully furnished luxury apartment in the city of Kampala, offering elegance and comfort in a relaxed atmosphere in Kampala's northern suburb of Bukoto.

Bukoto Heights apartments is within close proximity of the Central Business District, with convenient access to all parts of the city, and essential social amenities, like shopping centers, prime residential and international diplomatic neighborhoods, international schools and the golf course in the heart of the city.

With stunning views of the greater Kampala cityscape, Bukoto Heights apartments combine gracious hospitality with contemporary style. The family run nature of the apartments delivers a truly personal service.

Kitante Apartments

Residing at Kitante Apartments comes with a home-like experience. It is a fully furnished with ample Parking Space and 24hrs guarded security.

If you are looking for a fully furnished apartment or accommodation for you, your family, or on an extended family, Kitante Apartments can meet all your long stay accommodation needs. It is beautiful, well maintained and fully furnished apartments for you at the best rates.

Hardware City

Located on plot 13 Entebbe Road, Hardware city is definitely one of the best buildings in Kampala and boasts of having the following first class amenities.

It is a prominent mixed use building with superb links to Kampala’s main arterial routes with excellent branding potential. It is good for setting up business dealing in construction material.

Kampala Boulevard

Kampala Boulevard is located opposite Posta Uganda on plot 22, 24, 26 along Kampala road. The design maximizes use of space, incorporates state of the art digital technology and creates a highly flexible environment that can easily adapt to meet its changing needs. It features apartments, shop and office space.

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