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MPs endorse quota system for student loan scheme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is hope for learners in rural schools to benefit from the higher education students’ loan scheme after Parliament adopted a recommendation introducing the district quota system. The recommendation was passed following the adoption of the Higher Education Students’ Financing (Amendment) Bill, 2024 during the plenary …

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Tilenga academy starts training 200 youths at UPIK

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 200 youths from the Tilenga Training Academy have been enrolled for studies at the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) in Kiryandongo district. They were selected from the 13,000 youths who applied through the Tilenga Massive open online courses a free program that started in 2022. …

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Bayern edges Arsenal to reach UEFA Champions League semis

BERLIN, CHINA | Xinhua | Joshua Kimmich’s sole goal helped Bayern Munich progress into the UEFA Champions League last four after beating Arsenal 1-0 (3-2 on aggregate) in the second leg on Wednesday. The German giants caught a bright start in front of the home crowd as Harry Kane’s volley …

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Government launches new National Physical Development Plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government has launched a 20-year National Physical Development Plan aimed at ensuring that the whole of Uganda is a physical planning area. The plan (NPDP) for the period 2021 to 2040 is funded by the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank. The …

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Parliament approves rationalisation of gov’t agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved the rationalisation of several government agencies, aiming at enhancing efficiency and optimizing resources. In a plenary session chaired by Speaker Anita Among, on Wednesday 17 April 2024, Parliament passed five bills related to this rationalisation, including the Warehouse Receipt System (Amendment) Bill …

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Jinja traders join strike against EFRIS

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja Traders Association-TA have joined the nationwide strike by closing shop to protest the enforcement of the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution-EFRIS. Traders say that, EFRIS is a form of taxation that will lower their customers’ purchasing power and over time create unfair business …

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