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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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Wasike is new chairman St Peter’s College Tororo Old Boys

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St Peter’s College Tororo has elected a new team to lead their Old Boys (OBs) association. Samuel Wasike was on Thursday March 7 elected unopposed as chairman at the Annual General Meeting of the St Peter’s College Tororo Old Boys Association (SPECTOBA) at Hotel …

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UCE results to be released this week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE examination results are scheduled to be released on Thursday this week. A statement from the Education and Sports Ministry indicates that the results will be released at the offices of Uganda Bureau of Statistics at 2:30 pm. Education and Sports …

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Uganda to mark World Read Aloud Day

✅ Tuesday 9-12pm Cancer Institute ✅ Thursday 10-12pm Soo Many Stories Children’s Library Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Assist Community Initiatives Uganda (ACI) will this week join LitWorld to celebrate the World Read Aloud Day 2019 with two events in Kampala. The aim of the celebration is to promote literacy and the …

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Education ministry seeks additional sh348 billion in budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Education sector  in Uganda is seeking an additional funding of sh 348.6 billion in the next financial year 2019/2020. The funds will cater for activities that include recruitment of primary teachers, aiding community schools and the student’s loan scheme among others. The education …

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Bridge gets 95% of pupils in Division 1 & 2 in PLE

  Girls beat boys, reversing national trend Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The national trend in the performance at Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) was reversed at Bridge Schools as girls beat boys. According to some statistics, boys are 9% more likely to outperform girls at the country level yet …

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Gov’t revises salary structure for Public Universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Public Service has issued a revised salary structure for public universities. This is contained in a letter dated January 17, 2019, written by the Public Service Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire directing all university secretaries of Public Universities to process the …

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UNEB withholds results of 3500 PLE candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has withheld the results of 3500 primary seven candidates for alleged malpractice. UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan Odongo, says most of the affected candidates received external assistance from third parties within the examination rooms. Some of the affected schools include Bundimulinga …

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