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Education ministry says asking parents for masks is illegal

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The ministry of education and sports has warned institutions to desist from pestering parents to provide facial masks for finalists. This comes following several reports that schools are asking parents to provide as many as five facial masks and shields for their children ahead …

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Gov’t releases UGX 32.6Bn to facilitate reopening of schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has finally released 32.6 billion Shillings to facilitate the safe reopening and operationalization of public schools as finalists and candidates return to classrooms. Alex Kakooza, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education notes that part of the released funds is capitation …

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Teachers threaten to strike as schools reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several teaching and non-teaching staff in different public education institutions are using school re-opening to remind the government about their unresolved salary demands and are threatening to stage strikes over these. Before the closure of schools, there were different groups of staff in public education …

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International, special needs schools to reopen at full capacity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has given a green light to both international schools and those with special needs learners to reopen at full capacity. The two categories of schools always have a limited number of students enrolled and authorities at the ministry of …

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Education ministry fronts reforms to regularize skills development

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is fronting reforms in technical and vocational training in a bid to regularize skills development and acquisition of competencies that are relevant to the job market. The reforms wound in the country’s first-ever Technical and Vocational Education and Training-TVET …

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Skilling Uganda started on a wrong footing- Education ministry

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has acknowledged that the Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Strategic Plan 2011 – 2020 also known as Skilling Uganda was started on a wrong footing. The program, launched in 2012, was expected to usher in a …

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Namboole stadium to undergo rehabilitation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mandela National Stadium–Namboole, is to undergo a major rehabilitation to ensure that it meets all the required standards for both national and international sporting activities. Constructed in 1997, the national sports pride is currently appalling and has since failed the tests of the Confederation …

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Gov’t approves 80 vocational training courses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has approved 80 new internationally adapted courses to be offered by 18 training institution across the country. These include nine courses in the oil and gas field and more than 70 others in vocational training programmes. The oil …

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Ministry directs educational institutions to pay staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has directed all private education institutions to duly pay their staff. Teachers and other workers in some educational institutions have reportedly gone two months without receiving their due salaries while several institutions had resorted to paying them lesser …

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