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Disagreements hindering construcion of seed secondary schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Disagreements are hindering the construction of seed secondary schools in sub-counties. Statistics from the Education Ministry indicates that there are 615 sub-counties in Uganda that have no government secondary schools. Of these sub-counties, 228 are government-aided. Government was expected to construct secondary schools under a …

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Uganda table tennis association hunting for UGX 25M for regional championships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda Table Tennis Association is hunting for Shillings 25 million to host the upcoming East Africa Regional Senior Championships slated for November 28-30th at Pope Paul Memorial Centre in Kampala. The Uganda Table Tennis Association President, Robert Jaggwe, says that 14 countries are expected to participate in the championships. They …

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Degrees cannot solve Uganda’s education woes –Experts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists have downplayed the likely benefits of a move by the government to phase out lower level certifications for teachers. The move comes after the government announced that that enrollment of students in Primary Teachers Colleges (PTC) and National Teachers Colleges (NTC) for …

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UBTEB trains BTVET assessors, lecturers for new curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) has commenced a two-week training for assessors, lecturers, and tutors for 18 training programs under the new curriculum. The training according to Onesmus Oyesigye, the UBTEB executive secretary is aimed at equipping skills and competences to …

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Gov’t to sanction schools for sabotaging measles-rubella

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Education Ministry has said that it’s planning to deal with all teachers who sabotages the just concluded immunization campaign against, Measles, Rubella and Polio.  The campaign that began on October 16, was supposed to give learners aged 15 and below a booster dose of …

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MPs criticise new teacher policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of Members of Parliament on the Education Committee have criticized a new policy by the Ministry of Education and Sports that requires all teachers without degrees to upgrade. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza said that the teachers …

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Gov’t turns to China for Akii Bua stadium funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has resorted to seeking financial assistance from China for the construction of Akii Bua Olympic Stadium. This was revealed on Thursday as officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports led by the Minister Janet Museveni appeared before parliament’s Education Committee to …

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Govt to spend UGX 26BN on Education sector assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has embarked on a nation-wide data collection exercise across all education institutions in the country to facilitate planning. The exercise is spearheaded by Uganda Bureau of Statistics –UBOS in conjunction with the Education and Sports Ministry. It will be supported by the Department for …

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