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Ten Makerere students arrested in demo against online-only studies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students on Monday demonstrated against online lectures, calling for full reopening of the institution. According to the university calendar, today was the first day of semester one of the new academic year.  Only first-year students are physically at the campus, while the …

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Opening of Seed School delays, learners in Masaka back to fishing

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners in Bukakata Sub County have returned to fishing following the delayed opening of a government seed school in Masaka district. They are engaged in different fishing activities on the landing sites of Kaziru, Lambu, Kachanga, and Nansere located in Bukatata sub-county, Masaka due …

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Stanbic Bank meet exposes deals for schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic Bank Uganda has taken bold steps to support parents, teachers and schools as learners settle in class after nearly two years of education sector closure. Speaking at a recent virtual forum titled ‘Bank of Uganda address on credit relief measures for school loans’ organized …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Pregnancy policy bears twin problems

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY New pregnancy policy bears twin problems: Is Education ministry aborting discipline to please donors? ANALYSIS Rising fuel prices: Did URA, Ministry of Health cause it? THE LAST WORD On 36 years of Museveni: …

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Re-opening the economy: What it means for startups

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  While addressing the nation on December 30, 2021, President Yoweri Museveni lifted the two-year lockdown and fully opened all the sector of the economy. With most of the business returning to normal operations this month, start-ups within the education, creative and transport sectors received …

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Equity Leaders Programme launched with 123 top performers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Equity Bank Uganda has officially launched the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) by admitting its first cohort of 123 top performing scholars from the 43 Districts where the bank has a branch presence. The launch of the Equity Leaders Program, a mentorship and leadership …

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Makerere re-advertises some programs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has re-advertised over forty undergraduate courses after failing to get the targeted number of applicants. This comes a week after the university published admission lists for the 2021/2022 academic year. The university with the capacity for over 4000 students, has specific targets …

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