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Lamwo RDC launches crackdown on staff absenteeism

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner Geoffrey Osborn Oceng, has asked the Chief Administrative Officer to act upon civil servants who report late for work and leave earlier than the normal time. In his November 24, 2022 letter, Oceng notes that in his last four months …

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Civil servants in Terego district on spot over absenteeism

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil servants in Terego district are on the spot for rampant absenteeism. Currently, most of the civil servants operate from Arua City where they reside owing to a lack of accommodation and essential social amenities. While presenting the state of the district report on Thursday during …

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Teachers abandon Mahango seed school

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers have abandoned Mahango seed secondary school in Mahango sub county, Kasese district compelling parents to withdraw their children. Teacher absenteeism has also led to the collapse of the Advanced level section in the school. The enrolment of the school has since gone down to …

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Civil servants in Luwero miss salaries over absenteeism

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 28 civil servants in Luwero district have not received their salary over absenteeism from duty. The most affected staff are teachers, head teachers, and health workers among others. Bernard Okello, the Luwero District Human Resource Officer explains that the district suspended the salaries effective March …

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Decisive steps needed to keep boys in school: UNESCO report

A lack of a ‘protective legal framework’ to protect boys is one of the main reasons for their exclusion Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Although girls have more difficulty accessing education and make up most out-of-school children at the primary level, challenges facing boys are increasing at later stages, according …

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Absenteeism of parish chiefs threatens implementation of PDM in Sembabule

Sembabule, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Absenteeism of parish chiefs in Kawanda sub county, Sembabule district is threatening the implementation of the Parish Development Model-PDM program in the area. Asuman Mwanje, the Kawanda LCIII chairperson says the intended beneficiaries of PDM in the area are still ignorant about the program, largely …

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Makerere University to tag salary to work attendance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Appointments Board will tag the salary of staff to the number of days they work. Yusuf Kiranda, the University Secretary says that the policy is aimed at curbing absenteeism of both academic and support staff. According to records, the university employs more than …

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Education minister warns teachers against absenteeism when schools reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has warned teachers against absenteeism ahead of the scheduled resumption of learning. Janet Museveni made the remarks on Tuesday while meeting a section of headteachers from different secondary schools at Kololo ceremonial grounds during the selection …

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Dr. Atwine asks hospital directors to punish absent health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ministry of health permanent secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine has tasked hospital directors across the country to take disciplinary action against health workers who were away from duty without permission during their recent spot check that ended last week. In a circular issued to …

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