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Felista, Fresh Kid Light Up Kampala Parents School As Schools Reopen

Nearly after two of lockdowns and online lining, Kampala Parents School (KPS), the leading private mixed primary school in Uganda welcomed back hundreds of pupils for physical learning as all the school in the country finally reopened their classes.

At KPS, the mood was pompous thanks to the energy two of the school’s celebrated pupils – Felista Da Rapper and Fresh Kid. Clad in the school’s brown checkered uniform, the pre-teen rappers made their grand entry with that hip hop energy synonymous with their artistry.

The School Principal, Mrs. Daphine Kato said both teachers and staff worked hard to get ready for students to return school and assured that the school will be following and implementing all government reopening guidelines and measures.

These, according to Mrs. Kato include putting up health and safety posters in schools, requiring masks for all pupils and staff, enhanced cleaning, ensuring social distancing, and improving hand washing facilities.

She said new measures require that classrooms to have appropriate physical distance between learners will also be implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19. This, the school said is set to be the norm until otherwise if the Covid-19 pandemic ceases to exist no more.

Kampala parents’ school, an international level that follows a local curriculum is situated along lugogo by-pass is still accepting applications from parents who would want to have their children study at the school that continues to be an academic hub of Uganda because of the balanced curriculum offered.

January Deals: Speke Hotel Cuts Accommodation Rates in January Staycation Promo

The month of January gives us an opportunity to start the year on a high as we plan for the months ahead, and if or when possible, you need the most utmost comfort and relaxation to unleash you beast mood on the New Year and achieve your plans.

And as is custom, Speke Hotel, Kampala City’s oldest hotel, has unveiled newly revised room rates offering discounted luxury accommodation to its guests throughout this month of January as a New Year offer giveback promo.

In the special package dubbed “January Staycation”, Speke Hotel says it is offering its loyal clients and guests a chance to experience the ambiance and relaxation at completely slashed room rates with a Single Deluxe Room priced at just $50 (UGX 175,000) while a Double Deluxe Room and Deluxe Twin Room are offered at $70 (UGX 250,000).

For exclusive guests who want to experience a top-notch luxury stay, the standard apartment is also available at $60 (UGX 215,000) only. The above rates according to the hotel, include free high-speed WiFI, and a sumptuous breakfast that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting to stay more at the hotel.

Situated at the heart of Kampala City, just 20 minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport, Speke Hotel has over the years defined the kind of which couches the meaning of comfort in the most luxurious of terms.

The hotel has 50 en-suite rooms and all the modern luxury hotel facilities that one would expect in a Five Star hotel.

The hotel also has several themed restaurants (including Italian and Indian) and one of the best cocktail bars in Uganda. Besides serving choice beverages, the hotel also plays a variety of offerings in music, dance, and distractions of a fun-filled nature that you would not afford to miss.

Your Kids Are Safe With Us - Delhi Public School International Assures Parents As School Reopens For Physical Learning

The health, safety, and well-being of pupils, students, staff, and the entire community of Delhi Public School International (DPSI) will be top priority as the Naguru-based international school reopened its doors to the public after two years of lockdowns.

The school said they are committed to following government guidelines adding that all pupils and visitors will be required to fully observe and implement the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) and health measures as directed by the government.

“On arrival, all the staff and pupils are expected to undergo temperature screening while the desks have been rearranged for social distancing,” parents were told as the school reopened for Preprimary, Primary and Secondary classes.

The strigent measures are geared at preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID19), the pandemic that caused the closure of schools in March 2020.  Now, as schools reopen, the learning institutions are doing all they can to make sure the disease is contained and stopped.

The School also took to social media to announce the enthusiastic long-waited reopening exercise promising to dedicate all they can to ensure learners adapt to learning schemes again, as it was before.

“We are glad to have our students back, and can’t wait to take this exciting term on,” the school posted on social media, adding “We are so happy to be back to our school. We continue to observe SOP measures to ensure our DPSI family is safe”.

Delhi Public School International is fully equipped to the highest standards with over 50 Smart Classrooms, ICT Labs, Science Lab, Home Economics Room, Art Room, Fully Stocked Library, Dining Facility, Swimming Pool, Football Pitch, Indoor Games Room, Yoga Room, and School Clinic among others.

In the process of being admitted, pupils and students are assessed in the presence of their parents. The assessment tests are usually conducted immediately after the registration of the child or within a maximum period of the next three working days.

Delhi Public School International is the only international school in Uganda that offers the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Curriculum. The CBSE is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by the Government of India.

All schools affiliated to CBSE follow the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) curriculum.

The CBSE envisages that every learner is to be evaluated over the entire period of learning schedule rather than a one-slot three hour examination at the end of a course of learning.

OPINION: Uganda’s Electoral Commission Should Borrow A Leaf From Victoria University

By Mourice Muhoozi

Electing leaders to occupy various formal positions is a norm in any democratic setting, and Uganda is no exception.

On a sad note, fraud has adulterated this hard earned democracy, with the national Electoral Commission being at the spotlight.

At the forefront of challenging the status quo, is Victoria University Uganda that is proving to be a leader in organising credible and transparent elections.

After gathering information on the ongoing virtual guild presidential elections at the University, the process is so far so good, free and fair.

The voting process is supposed to go on for two days and only two contenders are taking part, that is to say; Kirabo Michelle and Abdul-Basit Kasimagwa.

Many interlocutors have largely expressed their optimism, disclosing that there is a highly likelihood of the process yielding to the expectations of all.

Reports of fraud, voter bribery, threats and intimidation are unheard of, among several stakeholders at the University.

Victoria university electoral commission’s act of organising a credible election is likely to raise eyebrows of many, and set a forever precedent to anyone who ever thinks of organising a free and fair election.

Assistant academic registrar at Victoria University Ms. Aturinda Precious vehemently underscored the fact that the university is revolutionalizing guild elections in Ugandan universities.

“It is live, we have live updates, and everyone is seeing what is happening from wherever they are. According to how the system was built, once you do the voting, you are able to see what is happening. Like everyone in their student account, they are able to see what is happening,” Ms Aturinda remarked.

Kirabo Michelle, who is a contender in the guild race disclosed to us that the online voting system at the university is amazingly efficient.

“The system is so far efficient. Yes, it is not a bad mode of conducting elections, but some students who are unable to access data will not be able to vote,” Ms Kirabo noted.

A year one student at the same university by names of Wasikye John Chris concurred with Ms Kirabo.

“I expect the system to bring exactly what we are seeing on the portal, so I believe and think if nothing is interrupted with, we are going to get what is exactly on the portal, unless we get interruptions.”

Mr Wasikye also revealed that the current state of affairs, regarding the excellent performance of the system is due to concerted and tireless efforts by the University’s Information Technology department.

“The University itself and the IT department have managed to do their best, everything is in position, there is no mess,” he asserted.

Victoria University undertook a carefully conceived strategy, by organising its first ever online election. It allows monitoring by candidates and students after voting virtually.

Candidates are able to follow and watch their votes and tentative results in real- time from wherever they are situated. It was meticulously planned.

This underscores the possibility of achieving election transparency, which is quiet unheard of, on the African continent.

It is a live system, the first of its kind in Uganda, in all private and public institutions, universities notwithstanding.

It is a game changer and is likely to make history, all sorts of election malpractice in the country once implemented in institutions like universities.

It will restore confidence in various electoral committees, which is a precursor to revitalizing democracy.

PHOTOS: Why You Should Consider Taking Your Child To Kampala Parents School In 2022

The reopening of schools across the country for physical learning following the closure of learning centres in 2020 to combat the spread of COVID19 has given learners a chance to get a proper institutionalized education.

But after two years of learners not entering classes, parents are now tasked to make the brave choice of picking the right school for their children; a school that can provide quality education.

For parents in the Greater Kampala Metro Area, the choice is not as hard to make – Kampala Parents School has over the years provided the right all-round quality education.


Kampala Parents School, located in Naguru, a leady Kampala suburb, has kicked off physical learning for the 2022/2023 academic year amidst observation of COVID-19 measures to ensure the safety of their

Kampala Parents School is a service-oriented school in Uganda with a holistic approach meant to boost your child’s future with hands-on skills and job creation accompanied by both physical and mental development.

The school’s learning meets global standards to build value-centered, future-ready, global youth who will possess the virtues of compassion, intelligence and integrity to serve society for a better tomorrow.


The school creates a motivating and nurturing school environment that supports and encourages lifelong learning assisted by professional and proficient teachers with a passion for education, well-researched and thoughtful school curriculum and delivery, which promotes creativity, curiosity, determination, self-reliance, adaptability and teamwork.

Kampala Parents School also provides an integrated learning approach with emphasis on experimentation, self-discovery, high level of engagement, hands-on experience and exam preparation.

Kampala Parents’ school is on an international level but follows a local curriculum situated along the Lugogo by-pass and has an enrollment of over 2500 pupils with 118 well-trained teachers and over 150 non-teaching staff members with pupils coming from all over the world.


The school has been and will continue to be an academic hub of Uganda because of the balanced curriculum offered under its mission to facilitate first-class education and civilisation to children within and from outside Uganda with the hope that there will be a better community tomorrow“.

The school boasts of spacious classrooms, two well-stocked school libraries, computer rooms with smart boards, a cookery room with cooking facilities, a tailoring room with enough sewing machines and art rooms.

Other world-class facilities include a swimming pool on international standards, playfield (incl. Basketball, Netball, etc), a sickbay with a qualified nurse and necessary drugs, a multi-purpose hall, amphi-theatre for the infant section, a modern kitchen and a daycare centre.


The school’s academic performance is at the required standard and this is because of the well-trained staff members who are talented in handling and disciplining pupils a key to success as evidenced by the good performance for many consecutive years.

In addition, the meals served in the school are appetizing and each day has its menu which varies with; rice matooke, sweet potatoes, beans, meat to mention but a few not forgetting that break tea is also served with eats. 


The school is situated along Lugogo by-pass and has an enrollment of over 2500 pupils with 118 well-trained teachers and over 150 non-teaching staff members with pupils coming from all over the world.

Kampala Parents School is currently offering some free admissions but on first- come first -serve basis for those who will rush for them, bring your children to Kampala parents and let them achieve their dreams the easy way.

Rigid Uganda Could Miss Out On $7bn Africa Cannabis Earnings For Failing To License Industry Players

Uganda will miss out on the hefty revenue earnings from medicinal cannabis estimated to be $7bn because it has refused to legalese the farming and trading of the sensitive herb.

Tens of local and international companies have applied to be licensed to grow the herb but the government maintains they cannot issue the licenses because it hasn't formulated the right laws to regulate the industry.

However, some industry players say this is a deliberate move to lock them out of the business since some companies are exporting the herb. They cite favoritism and bad business tendencies for the refusal to issue licenses.

In October 2021, Industrial Hemp Uganda, a private firm licensed to grow and process medical cannabis, said it exported 400 kilogrammes of medical marijuana to Germany on October 16.

But the figures could be higher than this if the industry is opened up, industry players, who have over the year begged to be let operate said. African countries like Rwanda and South Africa are progressing in the business.

The latest reports indicate that Canada-based Instadose Pharma Corp completed a record shipment of 2.125 tonnes of medicinal cannabis from South Africa to North Macedonia on 25 December 2021.

This follows the shipment in August of just over 2,000kg of THC and 6,500kg of CBD flower and trim from Lesotho by Highlands Investments. Such deals, according to industry players on the say will make the African cannabis market worth over $7bn annually by 2023.

A 2020 report by Prohibition Partners estimates that the bulk of the market will reside in five countries: Nigeria ($3.7bn), South Africa ($1.7bn), Morocco ($900m), Lesotho ($90m) and Zimbabwe ($80m), if the necessary legislation is introduced.

Uganda, with her rigidity, will miss out on this money and the herb market and will be forced to play catch-up with the already established countries.  There is reported growing demand for medical marijuana is growing exponentially in Europe and the US.

JOBS IN QATAR: Customer Care Agents Needed

Premier Recruitment, a recruitment company that provides job opportunities for Ugandans in both domestic and non-domestic areas, is making the New Year tick off on the good side for many Ugandans who are yearning to find employment.

The company which is part of the Ruparelia Group is looking to employ male Ugandans in Qatar as customer care agents. The customer care agents will assist passengers at baggage screen area, check in counter, transfer area, wheel chair and buggy assistance.

Qualifying candidates must be in the age bracket of 22 to 32 years. They should possess the basic requirements including the CV, passport, registration fees, academic documents and ability to speak English while the essential requirements include basic knowledge on airport passenger handling procedures, computer knowledge, and valid home country driving license.

Successful candidates will get free meals, accommodation, medical care and air ticket after two years contract to earn a salary of Shs1.2m.

Interested individuals can visit Premier Recruitment Limited on First Floor, Crane Chambers, Plot 38, Kampala Road or call 0707555012 or 0781939346 or WhatsApp 0200909755.

Premier Recruitment has reiterated that they are committed to reducing the rate of unemployment in Uganda by providing empowering opportunities with reputable employers in Uganda and abroad. 

Earn Upto Shs6m Per Month In Qatar With Premier Recruitment

Uganda's leading recruitment agency, Premier Recruitment Ltd, is looking for qualified male Ugandans between the age of 22 and 32 years to take up New Fast Moving Jobs in Qatar and earn between Shs2m to Shs6m per month.

According to an advert sent out by Premier Recruitment, a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group of Companies, the jobs available include ground handling agent, light vehicle driver, store keeper, customer services agent, cargo services agent, senior customer service agent, baggage supervisor and workshop supervisors.

The requirements include an updated CV, registration fees and a valid passport while the benefits for the lucky candidates who will make the Qatar working trip will include accommodation, food, transportation, air ticket after a two-year contract, medical care and overtime allowance.

Interested individuals can visit Premier Recruitment Limited on First Floor, Crane Chambers, Plot 38, Kampala Road or call 0707555012 or 0781939346 or WhatsApp 0200909755.

Premier Recruitment provides job opportunities for Ugandans in both domestic and non-domestic areas and the industries we focus on include but not limited to security services, hospitality, accountants, marketing, legal, construction, and oil and gas.

Speke Apartments Unveils New Gym Membership Promo For 2022

Speke Apartments Wampewo, the largest and most luxurious apartments in Uganda has unveiled a new promo in a drive to give city dwellers with ultimate healthy lifestyle and fitness throughout this New Year 2022.

In the new Gym Membership Promo, Speke Apartments says clients who book for a full year membership plan (12 months) shall get an extra one month for free with full access to the health club facilities which among others include their world class gym and its fitness classes, steam and sauna, and the swimming pool.

One thing about the Speke Apartments gym is that it is well-equipped with digital technology to boost health and fitness, and it is designed to provide ample space and a vast range of state. The Swanky Apartments also provide nutritional drinks to turn fitness and health into a lifestyle.

Personal Trainers: Speke Apartment’s Gym fitness instructors are the best in Uganda, helping you transform your body from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Not only that, to maximize your health care, their gym balances a good workout on the pillars of aerobic fitness, strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching.

Wellness: At Speke Apartments Gym, improve cardiorespiratory endurance, cleanse your skin while relaxing your muscles, loosening up the joints, reducing stress and burning calories at their functional yet luxury premises.

The health club as a world class gym that has state of the art machines and excellent trainer. Additionally, the steam and Sauna facilities are available throughout the health club operating hours for that needed detox and feeling of wellbeing.

Located in the posh suburb of Wampewo overlooking the city with scenic views of Kampala, Speke Apartments is 5 minutes away from the Central Business District.

Speke Apartments Wampewo, which is part of Speke Group of Hotels, is the largest and most luxurious apartment in Uganda. It is made of a mix of modern contemporary surroundings and a relaxing, laid-back environment. It is taunted as the finest choice for both business and pleasure accommodation.

Speke Apartments’ range of accommodation suits all guests, whether you are a business traveller that requires a standard apartment, traveling leisurely with your partner and require a luxuriously spacious apartment or have even taken the kids along for the ride and require family accommodation. At affordable rates and in close proximity to all amenities, this venue can meet all your accommodation needs.

Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, these fully furnished apartments have all you could possibly need in modern accommodation in Kampala.

Ruparelia Foundation Gifts 3 Orphanage Centres In End of Year Donation Drive

Ruparelia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Ruparelia Group, a conglomerate owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, together with partners has donated more than 5,000 amazing gifts and goodies to the community and orphanages in an End of Year Donation Drive.

Under the theme "Giving Is Not about Making a Donation but Making a Difference" the Foundation in December announced a call for donations from well-wishers to give in items such as toys, clothes and anything usable to the vulnerable and the needy children as a way sharing the love and extending support while celebrating the New Year with annual gift hampers.


In a glamorous event which was held on Wednesday January 5, 2021, various orphanages across the region including notably; The Eseza Foundation located in Gayaza, Rwenzori Mumta'zi Orphanage Uganda (Islamic Orphanage) found in Katiti, Kakiri and Angel’s Centre for Children with Special located in Balabakulu, Wakiso joyfully walked away with their annual gift hampers. Asked why they chose a donation drive, Ruparelia Group's Managing Director Mr Rajiv Ruparelia said their goal is to have an improved livelihoods in society and to improve a solution directly or with strategic partners from the business, government and non-profit sector.


"Eseza Foundation has a number of children battling Cancer and they need all our support, love and prayers. We choose to donate to Eseza because it is a home that takes care of vulnerable children living with Cancer. I upon all well-wishers out there to take time and visit the children as well as donate to support them," he said.

Eseza Foundation thanked Ruparelia Foundation for always coming onboard whenever invited. They say, one of the challenges they face is Income and financial sustainability and called upon government and all well-wishers to give a helping hand.


Angel’s Centre for Children with Special Needs is another centre supported by Ruparelia Foundation. It is a set up an ‘early learning center for children with special needs established to improve the quality of lives of children with special needs through promoting and protecting their rights.

It is important for disabled children to be stimulated and supported in their development at a very early age, as it is at an early age that children are still strongly developing and have the capacity to learn many new things mentally and physically. 


In Uganda stimulation of disabled children’s development is now almost absent as parents and children don’t get any support, there is no follow up on the child’s development and participation in a normal social life including going to school. The Executive Director Mrs Namboze Rose Niwagaba said the purpose of the centre is to create an environment where children with disabilities will flourish and attain their full potential.

Rwenzori Mumta'zi Orphanage Uganda is an Islamic children’s orphanage with its own school that takes care of vulnerable children and widows. Through the Ruparelia Foundation the Islamic Orphanage has been able to support over 253 children with access to education and scholastic materials. 


The Orphanage seeks to expand in order to reach out to more vulnerable children and widows within the community. Shiekh Muhammad Swaleh Masereka the Director of Rwenzori Mumta’zi Orphanage thanked the Ruparelia Foundation for the endless support and call out for more support especially with accommodation and their new project of soap making. 

While handing over the goodies, Mrs. Jerely Fernandez on behalf of Ruparelia Foundation also thanked all sponsors who endeavored to give towards the donation drive notably, Pearl Dairy, Dembe Distributers, Kampala Siti Industries, Supreme Flexibond (U) Limited, AMMADI Group and Shreeji. She added that more well-wishers are encouraged to join the cause of making a difference in the community by enriching people’s lives through various contributions and donations.


The Ruparelia Foundation was founded in 2012 by Dr. Sudhir & Mrs. Jyotsna Ruparelia and runs its programs under the catchphrase theme: “Enriching Lives Together”.

For the past ten years, the Foundation has worked together with several stakeholders to champion positive change in different communities across the country to improve livelihoods in Uganda.

To date, more than 700 charitable causes have been funded by the charity. The focus areas of the foundation include health care, education, sports, wildlife and environment conservation, disaster relief, startup and general welfare.

Ruparelia Foundation strives to create a positive and transformative change in the community through making a real difference in the course of the present-day but also have a sustainable plan for every initiative carried out.

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