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Gov’t asked to make science education free

Government should put resources to free education, especially science education Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to make science education free. At the Kampala Innovation Week event, questions arose as to what should come first, between focusing resources on education or the financial empowerment of the …

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COVID cost for children

What happened when they stopped going to school? | CONRAD HUGHES | The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools and universities across the world. UNESCO figures state that the worldwide average time lost due to COVID-19 related school closures has been two thirds of an academic year. In Africa there have …

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Dr. Ayume: Do not rush school reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The chairperson of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Dr. Charles Ayume has advised the education ministry not to rush adecision to reopen schools until the safety of learners and other people in the sector is guaranteed. The MP Koboko Municipality made the remarks at Kololo …

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Uganda school system could lose up to 30% of learners

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A recent National Planning Authority (NPA) report on the re-opening of schools “Towards Safe Opening of The Education Sector in Covid-19 Times” indicates up to 30% of learners might fail to return. Whereas the report released in August acknowledged that worldwide, school closures …

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KASSANDA: 2,500 cases of pregnancies after defilement in 10 months

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kassanda district have decried the increasing cases of defilement and teenage pregnancies following the COVID-19 induced closure of educational institutions. According to Kassanda District Probation Office, the district was tenth with a high defilement cases during the 2020 lockdown. The district registered …

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No funds to support private schools – Education ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports says it cannot provide financial support to private education institutions that have been hit hard by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting Members of Parliament on the Education Committee on Thursday, the Commissioner Private Schools at the Ministry, …

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No special recovery fund for education sector – Minister Lugoloobi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Planning, Amos Lugoloobi has told MPs that the government has no money to support a special recovery fund for the education sector. Lugoloobi instead appealed to private institutions of learning to compete for 200 billion Shillings that has been set aside …

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