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Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

Yangon, Myanmar | AFP |  Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar’s only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, preparing to take on children from the city’s well-heeled international schools. When the Little Dragons aren’t running barefoot on the litter-strewn dirt, the makeshift field on the outskirts of Yangon is sometimes …

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WORLD BANK: Uganda should invest more in education

Uganda Economic Update: Investing $2 Billion Will Put One Million More Children in School Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An increase in government spending on education would improve enrollment and the quality of learning in Ugandan schools, raising the human capital necessary to sustain productivity and economic growth, according to the …

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Ugandan children can only achieve 38% productivity as adults

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is not spending enough on developing the future productivity of its citizens. Consequently, a child born in Uganda will only be 38 per cent as productive when they grow mainly because they don’t enjoy complete and good quality education and full health, a study …

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Moroto maintains education, administration as budget priorities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   Moroto District Council has maintained education and administration sectors as top priorities in their budget estimates for the 2019/2020 financial year. The 20.2 billion Shillings budget was approved by council on Wednesday. The education sector received an additional 500 million Shillings from the 5.2 …

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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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