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New Uganda curriculum training to delay opening of 27 schools

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Education and Sports has extended opening dates of term one for schools that will host training of Senior One Secondary School Teachers on Uganda’s revised Lower Secondary Curriculum. The Ministry of Education and the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) have …

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Kampala schools open, ignore Education Ministry calendar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some schools in Kampala have today disregarded the Ministry of Education (MOE) school calendar and opened for the beginning of the first school term of 2020. According to the MOE school calendar, schools are supposed to officially open for the first term on February …

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LIVE: Release of 2019 PLE results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released  the 2019 Primary Leaving Examination, showing overall that more pupils qualified to join post primary institutions than the previous year. This year 617,150 candidates passed the PLE compared to 599,593 the previous year. Minister of Education and Sports, Janet …

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Uganda’s PLE results to be released today

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Primary Seven candidates together with their parents and schools are anxiously waiting for the release of the Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE results. The results will be released  today by the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni at Kampala Parents School. URN reporters …

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Prof Chibita’s Inaugural Lecture to focus on media freedom, regulation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Monica Chibita will deliver her Professorial Inaugural Lecture entitled “Between Freedom and Regulation: Reflection on Uganda’s Communication Landscape” on Friday January 17, 2020 at Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono. She will examine Uganda’s regulator environment, effects of media regulation, the shift from the old …

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Muni university graduation hangs in balance over finances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Muni University officials have warned that its students will not be able to graduate next year if the institution’s budgetary allocation remains static. The University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Christine Dranzoa and Secretary Rev. Dr Picho Epiphony Odubuker were today meeting Parliament’s Education Committee in regard to …

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SWAHILI: 8,000 teachers trained, ready to start work

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education has confirmed that 8,000 teachers have been trained to teach Swahili in all primary schools starting next year. This follows the creation of the Swahili Council that is mandated with supervising the teaching of the language in all schools. …

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Italy’s education minister Lorenzo quits over lack of funds

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement said Thursday he had resigned because his ministry is underfunded. Fioramonti wrote on Facebook that he informed Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of his decision on Tuesday, saying he had taken up the portfolio to …

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Prof. Suruma re-appointed Makerere University Chancellor

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has re-appointed Prof. Ezra Suruma, Makerere University Chancellor ahead of the 70th graduation ceremony slated for January 2020.  The former Finance and Economics Development Minister was first appointed Makerere University Chancellor in 2016. “I congratulate Professor Ezra Suruma upon his …

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