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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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Ministry still puzzled on how to distribute self-study materials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Education and Sports Ministry authorities are still puzzled on how to distribute the self-help materials for primary and secondary learners due to lack of clear data indicating where the learners can be found. The decision to distribute the self-study material was communicated six …

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Gov’t sets aside UGX 14Bn for upgrading technical colleges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government through the Education and Sports Ministry has set aside Shillings 14 billion to upgrade Bushenyi, Kahaya, Nyamitanga Technical College in Bushenyi, Sheema and Mbarara district into centers of Excellence. The upgrade is being implemented under the Uganda Skills Development project (USDP) with support …

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Over 700 teachers storm out of curriculum training over allowances

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 700 teachers from over 150 secondary schools have stormed out of the ongoing training on the revised curriculum at Sacred Heart Secondary School in Gulu Municipality over allowances. The teachers were drawn from Gulu Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Pader, Nwoya, Omoro and Amuru …

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Education Ministry to present budget for free sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Parliament has tasked the Education and Sports Ministry to present a budget for the provision of free sanitary pads to school girls. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga issued the directive after the Presidency Minister, Esther Mbayo, failed to state how much money government …

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Education Ministry reviews vocational professionals’ framework to improve competency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Education and Sports Ministry is considering vigorous reforms into the vocational professional’s framework to improve the competences of trainees. Dr. Safina Kisu Museene, the Commissioner Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training-BTVET in the Education Ministry, says the proposed adjustments are intended to produce …

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Online registration puzzling teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several teachers have failed to register on the Teacher Management and Information System-TMIS in the ongoing registration of teachers nationwide. Last year, the Education and Sports Ministry introduced the Teacher Management and Information System (TMIS) to streamline the registration of teachers so as to …

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