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Lorna Magara voted new Mak University Council Chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lorna Magara has been elected the new chairperson Makerere University Council. She becomes the first woman to hold the post, and replaces Dr Charles Wana-Etyem whose term expired on Wednesday. Magara obtained 11 votes out of 17 against former Internal Affairs Permanent Secretary, Stephen Kagoda. …

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Issuance of transcripts excites Kyambogo graduands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The issuance of transcripts on graduation day has sent a wave of excitement among Graduands at Kyambogo University. A transcript is an official summary of a student’s academic performance and progress. Although the document is very useful for the students to prove their academic excellence …

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Serere teachers go without pay for eight months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Serere district have asked government to pay primary teachers who have gone eight months without pay. Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa on Thursday told Parliament about a meeting they held as leaders last regarding the salary complaints from the teachers. Okupa …

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Michelle Obama on book tour encourages girls at London school

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Michelle Obama on Monday returned to a London school she had visited as US first lady encouraging students to “practice sisterhood” as she presented a new memoir of her life. Obama is in the British capital to promote her hotly-anticipated book, “Becoming”, which has …

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Gov’t to support Busoga Education Initiative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is to support the Busoga Education Initiative, which aims at improving the education standards in the sub region. The revelation was made by the Minister of State for Education, Rosemary Seninde at a meeting of the Busoga Parliamentary Group …

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French 9-year-old beaten to death ‘for not doing homework

Mulhouse, France | AFP |  Four relatives of a nine-year-old boy who was apparently beaten to death in eastern France were arrested Wednesday over suspicions he was killed for refusing do his homework, prosecutors said. The boy’s mother, 20-year-old sister, 19-year-old brother, and the brother’s girlfriend were taken into custody …

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UN urges more efforts to integrate migrant children in schools

Paris, France | AFP | The United Nations on Tuesday called on countries to step up efforts to integrate the growing numbers of refugee and migrant children worldwide into their education systems. The number of school-age migrant and refugee children has risen 26 percent since 2000 to some 18 million, …

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Hundreds of schools shut in Burkina Faso over jihadi attacks

Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso | AFP | In Burkina Faso, a country struggling to contain jihadist violence, education is one of the victims of the insurgency, with hundreds of schools closed, teachers in hiding and pupils kept indoors over the fear of attacks. In the conflict-ridden north, more than three years …

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Nigeria ‘sex-for-marks’ don charged with corruption

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A Nigerian professor accused of demanding sex from a student to boost her marks has been charged with corruption, one of the country’s main anti-graft bodies has announced. The woman came forward in April with a recording of the management and accounting lecturer demanding that …

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