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LIVE: Release of 2019 PLE results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released  the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination, showing overall that more pupils qualified to join post primary institutions than the previous year. This year 617,150 candidates passed the PLE compared to 599,593 the previous year. Minister of Education and Sports, Janet …

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Uganda’s PLE results to be released today

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Primary Seven candidates together with their parents and schools are anxiously waiting for the release of the Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE results. The results will be released  today by the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni at Kampala Parents School. URN reporters …

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Prof Chibita’s Inaugural Lecture to focus on media freedom, regulation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Monica Chibita will deliver her Professorial Inaugural Lecture entitled “Between Freedom and Regulation: Reflection on Uganda’s Communication Landscape” on Friday January 17, 2020 at Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono. She will examine Uganda’s regulator environment, effects of media regulation, the shift from the old …

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Muni university graduation hangs in balance over finances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Muni University officials have warned that its students will not be able to graduate next year if the institution’s budgetary allocation remains static. The University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Christine Dranzoa and Secretary Rev. Dr Picho Epiphony Odubuker were today meeting Parliament’s Education Committee in regard to …

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SWAHILI: 8,000 teachers trained, ready to start work

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education has confirmed that 8,000 teachers have been trained to teach Swahili in all primary schools starting next year. This follows the creation of the Swahili Council that is mandated with supervising the teaching of the language in all schools. …

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Italy’s education minister Lorenzo quits over lack of funds

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement said Thursday he had resigned because his ministry is underfunded. Fioramonti wrote on Facebook that he informed Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of his decision on Tuesday, saying he had taken up the portfolio to …

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Prof. Suruma re-appointed Makerere University Chancellor

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has re-appointed Prof. Ezra Suruma, Makerere University Chancellor ahead of the 70th graduation ceremony slated for January 2020.  The former Finance and Economics Development Minister was first appointed Makerere University Chancellor in 2016. “I congratulate Professor Ezra Suruma upon his …

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Kumi battles teaching gap of 400 teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kumi district is struggling to deliver education services with a teaching gap of over 400 primary school teachers. The district with 75 government aided primary schools has an average of 1:100 teacher- pupil ratio. Some teachers struggle to teach over 300 pupils in a …

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Services for refugees in Uganda running out in January

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Essential services like education, healthcare, protection and shelter for refugees and host communities in Uganda will shut down from January 2020 unless funding is urgently increased. The warning was issued by 40 International Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Uganda, ahead of the Global Refugee Forum due …

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