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Bududa residents complain about poor state of Ukha bridge

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Kuushu town council in Bududa district have have raised a red flag over a dilapidated bridge that has turned into a death trap. The bridge leading to the home of the area Member of Parliament Godfrey Watenga Nabutanyi collapsed 9 months ago after …

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MPs ask UNRA to repair road on old Jinja Bridge

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure committee want government to repair the road and strengthen the Owen Falls Dam Jinja Nile Bridge. The old Jinja Bridge also known as the Nalubaale Bridge was constructed in 1954 and was replaced by the New Jinja …

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Bridge gets 95% of pupils in Division 1 & 2 in PLE

  Girls beat boys, reversing national trend Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The national trend in the performance at Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) was reversed at Bridge Schools as girls beat boys. According to some statistics, boys are 9% more likely to outperform girls at the country level yet …

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DFID report shows equality of learning at Bridge schools in Nigeria

Study says child’s background does not affect performance in school Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A new report by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria shows full equality of learning in Bridge schools’ classrooms, regardless of a child’s socioeconomic background. The report was based on Bridge schools in …

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‘New Nile Bridge a symbol of Uganda-Japan friendship’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ambassador Patrick Mugoya has hailed Japan’s cooperation with Uganda, which he says is best shown in Jinja with the partnership building of the magnificent new Jinja bridge. Mugoya, who is the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA),  stressed that resource mobilization, increase of Ugandan content, …

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A bridge so far: China’s controversial megaproject

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Touted as an engineering wonder, the world’s longest sea bridge, which connects Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, includes a snaking road crossing and an underwater tunnel and reportedly uses enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers. Nine years after construction began on the 55-kilometre …

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Bridge Schools are unlicensed in Uganda – Ministry of Education

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has confirmed that none of the Bridge Schools have been licensed because they have not yet met the requirements to operate in Uganda. In a statement dated February 6, Education Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza said, “Bridge Schools …

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