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UNATU distances itself from strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Association (UNATU) has distanced itself from the purported industrial action reportedly set to take place as the first term opens due to concerns over low pay. Over the weekend, a circulating flyer suggested that UNATU had declared a nationwide strike, …

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NCDC special needs tutor training flops over poor accommodation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) training session came to an unexpected halt on Monday after a group of Center Coordinating Tutors (CCT) raised concern about inadequate accommodation and unclear communication from the organizers. The CCTs all returned home. The Center Coordinating Tutors had …

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Police impounds, destroys narcotic drugs worth sh2.9 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Aviation Police (AVPOL) in collaboration with other security forces have impounded drugs worth sh2.9 billion shillings since the beginning of the year.  The most confiscated drugs are cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine that were destroyed at Nsambya Police on Friday. In the last 10 …

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NARO urged to focus on basic research to solve ordinary problems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, David Kasura Kyomukama, has called upon the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) to prioritize research and technology that addresses the problems of ordinary farmers rather than just publishing articles in journals. Kyomukama …

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Striking teachers head for another meeting in State House

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to meet the leadership of the Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU later today in an effort to end the nationwide teacher’s strike. The meeting follows the teacher’s rejection of a “new deal” proposed by the Ministry of Public Service. In …

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New cities take off but teachers go months without pay

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several teachers have gone without pay for over a year following the creation of new administrative units. Information obtained by URN indicates that upon the creation of new administrative units, mostly cities, several teachers in school whose areas were annexed to the newly created administrative …

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SALARIES: Science teachers unhappy with UNATU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Science teachers say they are finding it hard not to blame UNATU for the interference with the salary increment process for the scientists in the teaching profession. Under their umbrella body, Uganda professional science teachers Union -UPSTU, they are convinced that the Uganda National …

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