TCA News

  • Chinese Language to Be Offered as Part of Secondary School Curriculum

    19 May 2017

    Teso College Aloet is one of the 20 schools chosen to offer Chinese as a language option in the school curriculum, along with Arua Public SSS, St Catherine Girls’ SSS, Trinity College Kabale, Nyakasura School Fort Portal, and Luyanzi College Kampala. The new program is expected to start at the beginning of the 2018 school year. [Side_Content] Ugandans who learn Chinese will be more able to negotiate effectively with Chinese people, and their knowledge of the language and the Chinese way of doing business will only help them in their dealings with this economic powerhouse. According to the Uganda Investment…
  • TCA team takes home prize from Stanbic National Schools Championship 2017

    19 May 2017

    Teso College Aloet’s competition team took home the 3rd runner-up prize of savings accounts worth UGX 500,000 each. Students Allan Omito and Emmanuel Erabu, along with the project’s patron teacher, Mr. Lameck Okello, travelled to Kampala to compete in the Stanbic National Schools Championship on 29th April 2017. In March the two boys beat out teams from Tororo Girls School, Mbale SS, Paul’s College, and Hamdan Girls School in the Stanbic National Schools Regional Challenge, and won the right to compete in the Grand Finale. The Championship’s final test was to start and run a bank within TCA and then…
  • Teso College Aloet Crowned Eastern Regional Winner Of National Schools Championship

    20 Apr 2017

    Teso College Aloet has been crowned Eastern regional winner of the ‘Stanbic National Schools Championship’ for 2017. They beat off stiff competition from four other schools and will now represent the region at the Grand finale set to be held in Kampala on the 29 the of April 2017. [Side_Content]The level of enthusiasm and support from the students has been incredible and we are pleased that this competition moving on to the next level that will show us the greatest minds in the country. [/Side_Content] Congratulating the team from Teso College Aloet at the prize giving ceremony held at Mbale…
  • Teso College OBs to build shs500 million block in the west wing

    02 Feb 2017

    Good venture. Alumni say the building will house the library and computer Centre. Old boys of Teso College Aloet have launched the construction of a building that will house a library and computer centre for S1 and S2 students studying at school’s west wing. [Hub_center_posts] Dr Godfrey Akileng, the president Teso College Alumni Association, told the Parents Teachers Association and Board of Governors at the weekend, that the structure, whose architectural plan has been granted by the Ministry of Education and Sports, will cost them Shs500 million. He said as a matter of transparency, they are going to follow the…
  • Pius Okong: saving mothers’ lives in Uganda and worldwide

    27 Jan 2017

    At the age of 21 years, Pius Okong entered a city for the first time. Born in 1952, the second child in a family of 12, he was brought up in a village in northeastern Uganda, and as a boy had little reason to travel. [Side_Content] Dr. Pius Okong [/Side_Content]But as an intelligent child, he was encouraged to follow in his uncle's professional footsteps and, in 1975, traveled to the capital city Kampala to study medicine at Makerere University. 30 years later, Okong is a leading international figure in the Save the Mothers Initiative and is President of the Association…
  • Dr. John Ekure the surgeon behind Uganda’s only orthopedic hospital

    27 Jan 2017

    President Yoweri Museveni has hailed Dr. John Ekure, an orthopaedic specialist who overcame his personal tragedy when his mother died and exploited his opportunities and challenges by investing in a multi-million orthopaedic facility to help other Ugandans. [Side_Content] Dr. John Ekure [/Side_Content]“The important thing is that he transcended that tragedy and made something out of his life. He studied on a government programme and after he got an education not only as the only specialist orthopedic doctor here, he became something else, an entrepreneur. Somebody who has spectacles to see opportunities and challenges and exploit them is brilliant. I came…
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Superbacteria on the Rise

    21 Jan 2017

    The past year has seen an increased number of cases of ‘superbug’ infections. Superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are bacteria that are not affected to the medicines that doctors use to treat them. A British report estimates that 700,000 people every year die from these infections around the world. In September of 2016 a 70-year old woman in Nevada in the USA died of an infection that was resistant to all 26 antibiotics currently available to treat it. Doctors think she picked up the infection in India, where she had been living for two years before returning to the USA. Other…
  • Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe

    19 Jan 2017

    Hyperinflation happens when the government of a country tries to make more money by simply printing more cash. On the surface, this might seem sensible, except that when there are no actual goods and services to back up the increase in money being pumped into the economy, the money is worth less and less. [Side_Content]In May of 2016 the Zimbabwe government announced its intention to reinstate the use of the Zimbabwe dollar, prompting fears of a return to the bad days of hyperinflation.[/Side_Content] For example, let’s imagine you have one chicken you can sell for $1.00. The government prints more…
  • The Background to Brexit

    19 Jan 2017

    Great Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union came as a surprise to many. In February of 2016 The Economist wrote an article, illustrated with easy-to-read infographics, explaining the background to this historic decision. [Side_Content]The section of Britain’s population who voted to leave were concerned by such issues as the ability to negotiate British trade agreements free of EU rules and regulations. They also wanted to keep the money Britain was paying into the EU for British use instead.[/Side_Content] The section of Britain’s population who voted to leave were concerned by such issues as the ability to negotiate British…
  • The Importance of Debate in the Modern World

    19 Jan 2017

    The skills of debate are still relevant today─taken broadly as the attempt or ability to persuade, the modern world is saturated with words and images that try to make us believe something. Debate is not something confined to ancient Greece, the halls of parliament, or upper-crust boarding schools. [Side_Content]Learning the skills and practice of debate is still highly relevant. It can help you in your day-to-day life; it can also be of use in discussing the big issues of the day.[/Side_Content] Sam Leith, author of You Talkin’ to Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama, says, “Debating in schools seems to…