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Govt clears PLE class of 2018 to register for S4 exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has allowed learners who sat their primary school leaving exams in 2018 permission to register for senior four examinations this year. According to information obtained by our reporter, the decision was made during a meeting between Uganda National …

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Uganda ranks badly in logistics handling

But logistics industry executives see moderate-to-strong economic growth and little or no chance of recession in 2022 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is the least attractive economy to logistics providers, freight forwarders, air and ocean carriers, distributors and investors of the three main economies in the East African …

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MOH plans to vaccinate 2.6 million in Central Region

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is targeting to vaccinate 2.6 million people in the Central region during the mass Covid-19 vaccination exercise.  The districts are Butambala, Gomba, Kayunga, Mpigi, Buikwe, Mukono and Wakiso. The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa says that the vaccination exercise targets …

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Spain to revoke outdoor facemask mandate

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua | The Spanish government will next week revoke the mandate for wearing facemasks against the infection from COVID-19, Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Friday. A proposal for that will be approved in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the minister told local radio station Cadena …

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Rising fuel prices

 Did URA, Ministry of Health cause it? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | An unreasonable testing protocol, greed and an unresponsive government to popular needs has seen Ugandans treated to the worst of January blues with fuel prices going as high up as UgShs10, 000 for a litre. The prices …

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SOPs: Jinja schools to give learners more break and lunch time

Social Distancing Forcing Schools to Reduce Learning Time Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of school administrators in Jinja district have resolved to increase the time allocated to learners during both break and lunchtime to promote social distancing at the different eating points. They argue that learners normally crowd …

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