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Full list of Makerere University govt sponsored students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN |  Makerere University has released the official admission lists for government sponsored students for A ‘ Level applicants for the academic year 2020/2021. The courses listed are tenable at Makerere University and Makerere University Business School (MUBS) respectively. (See lists below) Also released …

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Education gets lion share of budget in Teso region

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The education sector has taken a lion share in the budget estimates for 2020/2021 financial year across the districts in the Teso sub region. In Kumi district, the education budget increased by more than 600,000 shillings from the current financial year budget of 10.1 …

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Proposal to cancel 2020 academic year draws mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Proposals to cancel the 2020 academic year for learners at all levels of education have been received with mixed reactions among parents. Schools and other educational institutions were closed on March 20, as the government announced measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease. …

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MPs ask gov’t to declare 2020 ‘dead’ year for education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want the government to declare 2020 a dead year for education because of the increasing cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. While meeting the members of the Uganda Vice Chancellors Forum today, members of the National Economy committee of …

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Plan to open Schools, Churches and Mosques delayed

MEASURES CONFIRMED ✳ June 4 – Resumption of public transport ✳ June 4 – Shopping malls to open ✳ Candidate class schools reopening plan postponed by a month ✳ Decision on Churches, Mosques delayed ✳ Decision on sports delayed Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has delayed a …

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MANIFESTO: Govt to set up sanitary pads plant

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is planning to set up a factory to manufacture sanitary pads that will be distributed at no cost to all girls in school across the country. This will be in implementation of a presidential pledge to provide …

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Why schools are anxious about reopening

It is very clear that guidelines will impose more Covid-19 prevention related costs on schools. Who will meet the extra costs? COMMENT | Justus Mugisha | We all breathed a sigh of relief when President Yoweri Museveni on Monday  announced partial re-opening of schools. But the more I think about …

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