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Transport fares hiked, students stranded

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several students from schools in Mukono district are stranded due to lack of transport following the abrupt closure of schools to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our reporter found Clair Nansimbe one of the students at Paul Mukasa Secondary school stuck …

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Parents cry over school fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the second school closure effected, parents are currently flocking to the country’s different schools and educational institutions to collect their children. This comes hours after a presidential directive ordering the closure of all schools for 42 days as one of the measures in …

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COVID-19: More schools close as cases rise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More schools and institutions of learning have been forced to temporarily close after students and staff tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Green Hill Academy Secondary School (S1-S2) and Cavendish University Uganda are among the recent ones to suspend operations. In a letter to …

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Gulu city allocates UGX 13.7 billion for education sector

Gulu city allocated a lion’s share to Education Department Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council has allocated 13.7 Billion Shillings to the education sector for the financial year 2021/2022. The money is part of the 36.9 Billion Shillings budget proposal for the city. Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor …

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UIA to help private tertiary institutes embrace science and technology

Tertiary institutes should venture in innovative technology and skilling of human capital in existing investment opportunities for a sustainable future Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Investment Authority is urging private education institutes to embrace science, technology and innovations for an upgraded investment in the education sector. This comes barely a …

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