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Makerere’s Kyabarango on shortlist for $100,000 prize

  Organizers double value of award from $50k to $100k due to the extraordinary quality of applications Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Alex Kyabarango, a 24-year-old veterinary student at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Global Student Prize 2021. This is a new $100,000 award to …

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Open schools to save future generation, educationists plead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | School proprietors in Mukono district under their umbrella body, Mukono District School Proprietors Association have challenged the government to devise means of enabling schools to reopen during the the coronavirus pandemic. Lawrence Lugoloobi, the association chairperson says Uganda may take more years with COVID-19 as …

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How to re-open schools

Innovation needs to speed up FEATURE | EDUCATION | Long before the second wave of the pandemic, questions about the future of education dominated public discourse in Uganda. Shamim Nirere of Izere Education not only had the question lingering on her mind, she found some answers too. “The future of …

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UNEB’s survey on learning outcomes remains unfunded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB is asking for funds from the government for an assessment that would help the body determine the impact of Covid-19 on learning outcomes in Uganda. UNEB is obliged to carry out a needs assessment for the education sector. Their findings …

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Youths call for equitable, sustainable education options amidst pandemic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youth rights advocates have blamed the government for impeding young people’s access to information. They note that while young people would access most of their reproductive health information at school, education institutions are now closed, yet alternatives like the internet are unaffordable to many. Jacob …

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