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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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New inequalities threatening human development-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Inequalities around education, technology and climate change could trigger a new great divergence in society if left unchecked, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has cautioned in its 2019 edition of the Human Development Report. The report says that just as the gap in basic …

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UWEZO REPORT: 32% of learners repeat Primary One

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 32 percent of learners repeat Primary One (P1). This is according to the 2019 “Are Our Children Learning” Uwezo Uganda Eight Learning Assessment Report. The findings from the assessment which was carried out in 954 schools and 16,859 households shows that the …

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Hima Cement boosts girls school in Kamuli 

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hima Cement has commissioned and handed over a newly constructed girls’ dormitory at Luzinga Secondary School in Kamuli District. The ceremony that was presided over by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, took place on Oct. 10 at the school and was attended by …

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WORLD BANK: All children should be able to read by age 10

Poverty indicator ➡SELECT COUNTRIES ➡ ✳ Botswana 🇧🇼 48.3 | ✳ DRC 🇨🇩 86.0 | ✳ Australia 🇦🇺 8.6|  ✳ Ethiopia 🇪🇹 90.3 | ✳ Uganda 🇺🇬 82.8 | ✳ South Africa 🇿🇦 79.8 | ✳ UK 🇬🇧 3.4 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank has today in Kampala released a report detailing what it will take …

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Mugwanya Preparatory wins Uganda Spelling Bee competition

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mugwanya Preparatory School has emerged winner of the 7th National Spelling Bee championships organised by Enjuba Spelling Bee. The winning team that consisted of four pupils emerged the best after scoring over 50 points during the finals of the competition that took place …

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