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Kitgum receives 15,000 face masks for learners

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district has received 15,352 face masks from the Ministry of Health for candidates and finalists in primary, secondary schools and tertiary institutions. The face masks were delivered in fulfillment of a pledge made by the Ministry of Education to aid learners as classes …

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Schools declining to admit new candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several city schools have declined to take in additional candidates citing varied reasons. While reopening schools, the Education and Sports Ministry directed schools to admit scholars within their surroundings who wouldn’t wish to return to their former school because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a …

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Candidates in Rubanda flout Covid-19 SOPs

Rubanda, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Candidates in Rubanda district on Thursday flouted the Covid-19 preventive guidelines during the nomination exercise.  According to the nomination guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission, the candidates are supposed to wear masks, have a manageable number of people who can social distance and sanitize.  …

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KCCA aided schools to receive UGX 1.5M each for SOPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has earmarked Shillings 118 million to help schools under its management to comply with the standard operating procedures-SOPs before reopening for candidate classes. Daniel Niwabiine Muhumuza, the KCCA Communication Officer says they want to ensure all the 79 schools under the …

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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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Unpacking the homeschooling package for non-finalist learners

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | As candidates prepare to return to their respective schools, their counterparts in non-finalist classes will be learning from home in what the government has termed; the homeschooling programme.     However, many parents and approximately 12.7 million learners at primary and secondary levels that have had …

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Education ministry to inspect schools ahead of planned reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is set to inspect all educational institutions ahead of the scheduled reopening for candidates and finalists. The plan is to visit all schools across the country to gauge their readiness and ability to implement Standard Operating Procedures before …

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Number of male absentee candidates increasing-UBTEB

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The number of male absentee candidates that register for technical and business programmes examinations is on the rise. This is according to the Uganda Business and Technical Board (UBTEB). According to results released on Wednesday at the examination body’s secretariat located in Ntinda, a total …

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UNEB halts registration of 2020 candidates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As the school term has been cut shot due to the country wide covid-19 mitigation measures, the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has halted registration process for candidates who will sit for national examinations this year. The moves come a time when schools have been advising …

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Luzira inmates dream of pursuing law after excelling in UACE

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Inmates at the Luzira Maximum security Prison have excelled in the recently released Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, with the best scoring 18 points. A total of 67% of the 33 candidates qualify to pursue Diplomas and degrees, while 33 % can advance through certificate …

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