The Unasnm continues to sideline it’s over 59,763 associate members

The Unasnm is a student-led umbrella association whose make-up are students enrolled for nursing and midwifery programmes at the many nursing and midwifery health training tertiary schools dotted across the country. Since it’s inception and subsequent registration as a non-profit in 1987, it’s primary focus has been to improve the academic performance of it’s core… Continue reading The Unasnm continues to sideline it’s over 59,763 associate members

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

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… Continue reading Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board

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… Continue reading Semester assessments for nurses and midwives will be the new norm

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… Continue reading The nursing and midwifery profession in Uganda is changing

Unmeb’s list of newly licenced nursing and midwifery schools

The nursing and midwifery profession in Uganda (and East Africa) began with Mrs Catherine Cook, wife to Sir Albert Cook, training 8 enrolled midwives in 1917, and enrolled nurses in 1928 at Mengo Hospital. In later years, more programmes were introduced: Registered Midwifery in 1976, Registered Nursing in 1979 and Enrolled Comprehensive Nursing in 2006,… Continue reading Unmeb’s list of newly licenced nursing and midwifery schools

What unmebs calendar is like till August 2018

After concluding promotional examinations for retaking candidates from 12th to 16th march 2018, the marking of the said retake exams started today 21st and ends 23rd march 2018, this according to unmeb’s schedule of activites. Finalists should then have enough time — April and May — to prepare for June’s semester exams. This will be… Continue reading What unmebs calendar is like till August 2018

Nursing and midwifery schools whose May 2017 state final results were withheld but now released

Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board (unmeb) released it’s November 2017 state final examinations results 1st March. Among the results released were those that had been withheld in the May 2017 state final examinations. The release was after the candidates, in unmeb’s view, had complied with regulations governing the former’s examinations — to which the… Continue reading Nursing and midwifery schools whose May 2017 state final results were withheld but now released

Training student nurses and midwives in Uganda will now sit their exams in june and december.

There has been a change in the examination system for nursing and midwifery schools that has seen state final exams – normally done in May and November – get moved to June and December of every yr. Ofpost understands this change is permanent. This change hasn’t gone without it’s fair share of confusion that has… Continue reading Training student nurses and midwives in Uganda will now sit their exams in june and december.