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Committee to develop white paper on MAK Visitation Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has given three months to a committee to study and develop a white paper from the 2016 Visitation Committee Report of Makerere University. In a Friday statement released by the Ministry of Education, the 17-member committee composed of academic and technical staff is …

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Bill underway to stop LDC pre-entry exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Law students may no longer have to go through the torment of sitting for exams before they can enroll for their bar course at the Law Development entre (LDC). A private member’s Bill, the piece of legislation that is seeking to amend the Advocates’ …

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Students’ test scores

Why they tell us more about the community the students live in than what they know ANALYSIS | CHRISTOPHER TIENKEN | Every year, policymakers around the world make life-changing decisions based on the results of standardised tests in schools. These high-stakes decisions include, but are not limited to, student promotion …

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Gov’t promises Makerere sh30 billion as SIDA research deal ends

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University will be able to sustain its research programmes after government promised to allocate a new sh30billion fund in the 2019/2020 financial year to support it. This follows the end of a 20-year collaborative partnership between Makerere University and the Swedish International Development …

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Wasike is new chairman St Peter’s College Tororo Old Boys

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St Peter’s College Tororo has elected a new team to lead their Old Boys (OBs) association. Samuel Wasike was on Thursday March 7 elected unopposed as chairman at the Annual General Meeting of the St Peter’s College Tororo Old Boys Association (SPECTOBA) at Hotel …

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UCE results to be released this week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE examination results are scheduled to be released on Thursday this week. A statement from the Education and Sports Ministry indicates that the results will be released at the offices of Uganda Bureau of Statistics at 2:30 pm. Education and Sports …

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Uganda to mark World Read Aloud Day

✅ Tuesday 9-12pm Cancer Institute ✅ Thursday 10-12pm Soo Many Stories Children’s Library Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Assist Community Initiatives Uganda (ACI) will this week join LitWorld to celebrate the World Read Aloud Day 2019 with two events in Kampala. The aim of the celebration is to promote literacy and the …

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Education ministry seeks additional sh348 billion in budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Education sector  in Uganda is seeking an additional funding of sh 348.6 billion in the next financial year 2019/2020. The funds will cater for activities that include recruitment of primary teachers, aiding community schools and the student’s loan scheme among others. The education …

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