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Jopadhola 2019 conference at Makerere to highlight education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A conference to create awareness of the role that education plays as a factor in the development of the Jopadhola will be held at Makerere University on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The cultural head of the Jopadhola, Kwar Adhola Moses Stephen Owor will be …

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Uganda’s education ministry weeds out 30,000 fake teachers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 30,000 teachers have been dropped by the Education and Sports Ministry is in the going teacher’s verification and registration exercise. According to the Ministry, some of the teachers had forged academic papers and appointment letters. Dr. Jane Egau Okou, the Commissioner in charge …

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Makerere University Freedom Square fenced off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students and alumni of Makerere University have questioned the motive behind the erection of metal bars across the Freedom Square. The square, which lies in the space between the University’s administrative block –the Main Building, the University Main Library and the School of Social …

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Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

Yangon, Myanmar | AFP |  Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar’s only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, preparing to take on children from the city’s well-heeled international schools. When the Little Dragons aren’t running barefoot on the litter-strewn dirt, the makeshift field on the outskirts of Yangon is sometimes …

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WORLD BANK: Uganda should invest more in education

Uganda Economic Update: Investing $2 Billion Will Put One Million More Children in School Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An increase in government spending on education would improve enrollment and the quality of learning in Ugandan schools, raising the human capital necessary to sustain productivity and economic growth, according to the …

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Ugandan children can only achieve 38% productivity as adults

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is not spending enough on developing the future productivity of its citizens. Consequently, a child born in Uganda will only be 38 per cent as productive when they grow mainly because they don’t enjoy complete and good quality education and full health, a study …

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Moroto maintains education, administration as budget priorities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   Moroto District Council has maintained education and administration sectors as top priorities in their budget estimates for the 2019/2020 financial year. The 20.2 billion Shillings budget was approved by council on Wednesday. The education sector received an additional 500 million Shillings from the 5.2 …

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Committee to develop white paper on MAK Visitation Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has given three months to a committee to study and develop a white paper from the 2016 Visitation Committee Report of Makerere University. In a Friday statement released by the Ministry of Education, the 17-member committee composed of academic and technical staff is …

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