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Sweat at Kigali job fair

Where graduating with flying colours is no ticket to a job Kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | Finding direction after graduation can be complex, confusing, and frustrating. That is what some young graduates discovered recently when they attended `Job Net’; the annual Kigali Employment Service Centre (KESC) job fair in …

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Sierra Leone new president announces free education for kids

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Sierra Leone’s new President Julius Maada Bio on Thursday announced the introduction of free education for both primary and secondary school age children, in line with a major campaign pledge. “Free education will be introduced effective September 2018 for all primary and secondary schools …

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No ‘half-naked’ female students in library: Zambia university

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP | Zambia’s leading university on Monday asked female students to stop visiting the library “half-naked”, suggesting that their skimpy outfits were distracting their male counterparts. A notice stuck in front of the main library at the University of Zambia, the country’s biggest institution of learning with …

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Madhvani Foundation launches Sh700m 2018/19 scholarship program

Madhvani Foundation has invested six billion shillings so far in Uganda’s University Education Kampala, Uganda | JIMMY SIYA | The Madhvani Foundation on Wednesday announced the 2018-2019 Scholarship annual award worth Sh700 million . The Initiative reintroduced in 2003 has so far offered over Sh6.5 billion and supported over 2000 Ugandan …

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THIS WEEK: Shs18billion needed to recruit science teachers

THIS WEEK: Shs18billion needed to recruit science teachers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has appealed to the parliamentary committee on education to help her ministry secure Shs18billion to recruit 2000 teachers for science subjects in secondary schools. Janet, also the First Lady …

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Administering PLE to teachers is unacceptable- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Primary Education Rosemary Sseninde has opposed the planned administration of Primary Leaving Examinations to teachers. Sseninde says the exercise is unacceptable, illegal and is likely to demoralize teachers. Recently Nakaseke district resolved to administer Primary Leaving Examinations to teachers as a …

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Striking Angola teachers win new pay deal

1942, Angola | AFP | Angolan teachers on Friday ended a strike after reaching a deal with the government on pay and conditions, their union said. The teachers had begun the walk-out, originally planned to last for three weeks, on Monday in what was seen as President Joao Lourenco’s first …

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