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Makerere suspends planned 15% tuition increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management has suspended a planned tuition increment for two years. Earlier this month, Guild President Ivan Ssempijja asked the university management to halt the 15% tuition increment policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic constraints. The student leaders also demanded …

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City traders start mass Covid-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City traders under the Kampala Arcades Advocacy forum have partnered with Mild May testing laboratory to carry out massive COVID-19 screening at a subsidized cost. This is meant to control the spread of COVID-19 among the business community. Suleiman Mpagi, the forum’s organizing …

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Will cocktails of COVID-19 vaccines work?

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists sitting on the COVID-19 National Task Force are starting a study to establish the likely effects of mixing different vaccines amidst a rush to acquire as many vaccines as possible to vaccinate the 22 million targeted. Ugandans So far, in addition to …

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