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Student boycotts at nursing schools are getting more common and school heads are to blame

On Thursday 19 April, students at the Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing began a boycott of the school’s meals citing poor quality. The school’s principal, Mr Mark Kalanzi thought otherwise. That was before the boycott. The boycott was just beginning. By Friday 20 April, the list of student demands — grievances bottled-up and accumulated over […]

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The unasnm hasn’t had a website for over a year. Here’s why

Congragulations! unasnm.com is available! This was the responce, when OfualokaPost run unasnm.com, the unasnm’s former web address, in a domains-available-for-sale database. A domain, in simple terms, is one’s address on the internet. Having an on-line presence in the digital age of computers and smart phones has become a neccesity for many organisations, big or small, […]

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Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board

The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board (unmeb) is a semi-autonomous govt body. Established in December 2005 by the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), it’s cardinal purpose is to streamle, regulate and coordinate examinations as well as awarding nurses and midwives in Uganda. The body derives it’s existence from the BTVET Act (2008) that […]

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Semester assessments for nurses and midwives will be the new norm

Continuation of part 1. It would be benefitial to first read part 1 As part of the on-going reforms highlighted in Mrs Kataha’s speech, unmeb has embarked on a semester-based system of assessing nurses and midwives, in sharp contrast to what has been the practice – 12monthly reviews or promotional system of assessing trainees. According […]

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The nursing and midwifery profession in Uganda is changing

On the 1st March 2018, the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board (unmeb), an outfit under the education ministry that examines training certificate and diploma nurses and midwives, released results of it’s 24th series of State Final exams conducted 6th – 10th November 2017. In attendence were officials from the unmeb, permanent secretaries and representatives […]