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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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Makerere to launch new strategic plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University will this year launch a 10- year strategic plan that will transform Uganda’s premier higher learning institution into a research led university. The university vice chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe says the strategic plan development team will complete the document in March 2019. Prof …

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‘Smart’ uniforms track Chinese students in truancy fight

Beijing, China | AFP | Schools in southern China are using chip-powered “smart” school uniforms to track their students in a bid to tackle truancy and boost attendance, according to state media. The uniforms use chips to monitor the location of students and can record their exit and entry into …

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