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How digital technology can help reinvent basic education

E-learning innovations: How digital technology can help reinvent basic education TECHNOLOGY | Rohen d’Aiglepierre, Amélie Aubert & Pierre-Jean Loiret | African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6 million children of primary-school age and 25.7 million adolescents …

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Prof Olweny is new Mbarara University Chancellor

Mbarara, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has said government does not support the establishment of courses in higher institutions of learning in the country that are not marketable. “Let us not start any course that has got no relevance to the job market. The Government will not fail …

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Spend more on schooling to reduce inequality, IMF says

Washington, United States | AFP | Tackling disparities in education is crucial to reducing global income inequality, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday, urging governments to spend more on schooling for disadvantaged children. In a report, the IMF said that over the past three decades, 53 percent of countries had become …

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Melania Trump harvests Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden

Washington, United States | AFP |  Melania Trump made her first foray into the White House’s vegetable garden Friday, following in the footsteps of its creator and her predecessor, Michelle Obama. Dressed down in jeans, a plaid shirt and red gardening gloves, the first lady harvested and planted fresh produce …

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LIVE: Peter Sematimba ruling

BREAKING NEWS Uganda’s Court of Appeal has in a Monday ruling confirmed Peter Sematimba as the validly elected MP of Busiro South. Through Muganwa, Nanteza and company advocates, Ssematimba appealed saying he was dissatisfied with High Court Justice Lydia Mugambe’s decision last year declaring his seat vacant and the resultant …

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Kenya girl, 14, charged over fire that killed 9 pupils

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  A 14-year-old Kenyan girl was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of murder for allegedly starting a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory that left nine other schoolgirls dead. According to a source inside the court, where proceedings were held in camera due to the age …

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Prof. Ddumba hands over office

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | On completion of his five year tenure as Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu has in the evening hours of 31st August 2017 handed over office to the next Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. Effective 1st September 2017, Prof. Barnabas …

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