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Gov’t adjusts school calendar, extends academic year to September

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has made tentative adjustments in the school calendar to enable learners to complete their respective syllabi before being promoted to the next classes. The adjustment comes days after the government announced a 42-day closure of schools to control COVID-19 …

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Teachers oppose ‘forced’ COVID-19 vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Union of Teachers-UNATU is opposed to the directive from the Education and Sports Ministry compelling all teachers to take the COVID-19 jab.  Filbert Baguma, the UNATU General Secretary, says that although the idea of vaccinating all teachers is good for their own safety, …

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Education ministry to spend UGX 23B more on learning materials

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament’s Education Committee has learnt that 23 billion Shillings that was recently recalled from the various districts has been earmarked for the procurement of more learning materials for pupils. State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo told the Committee today that the money …

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Schools warned against forcing learners into boarding section

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Education and Sports has cautioned public and private schools against forcing learners to join the boarding sections.  Dr Kedrace Turyagyenda, the Director of Education Standards, says they have noted that some schools which were formally registered as a day or day and …

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PAC queries unspent Sh5 billion pension cash in education ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have been alarmed by a total of 5.8 billion Shillings meant for payment of pensions in the Education Ministry that was never disbursed to the beneficiaries. The funds were appropriated in the financial year ending June 2019 …

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