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LIVE: Results of 79 UACE candidates withheld by UNEB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) results, however withholding those of 79 candidates from 22 centers due to malpractices. A total 100,066 candidates appeared for the exams in 2017 compared to 102,858 a year earlier. According …

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Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe’s ‘fake’ PhD

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation …

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Bridge Schools are unlicensed in Uganda – Ministry of Education

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has confirmed that none of the Bridge Schools have been licensed because they have not yet met the requirements to operate in Uganda. In a statement dated February 6, Education Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza said, “Bridge Schools …

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VIDEO: Fate of Bridge Schools uncertain as new term starts

  VIDEO: Fate of Bridge Schools uncertain as new term starts  Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA |  The Operators of Bridge international Academies have promised to defy the directive by the education ministry to keep their schools closed. Speaking to NTV, the country Director Morrison Rwakakamba said all their schools …

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Donor nations offer $2.3 billion for third world education

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Donor nations announced on Saturday $2.3 billion in funding to support education in developing countries, following an international meeting in the Senegalese capital Dakar. The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) — which brings together donors, international organisations and the private sector — called the figure …

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Rihanna presses leaders to fund global education

New York, United States | AFP | Rihanna on Thursday used her star power to urge key governments to commit to ensuring education for the world’s poorest as she takes part in an international conference in Senegal. The chart-topping singer arrived in the capital Dakar where she on Friday will …

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On the road with Nigeria’s first mobile library

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Funmi Ilori once had a dream about creating the biggest library in Africa. Now she drives vans packed with books to poor areas of Lagos to help children discover a love of reading. “Readers are what?” she asks about 15 youngsters, sitting on little plastic …

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