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Give pregnant teenagers second chance in school – Educationists

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists in Kotido district have asked parents to give pregnant teenagers a second chance when schools reopen. They argue that a second chance will always give a girl child an opportunity to complete her education after delivery. Benson Katyango Boeing, a senior education officer of Kotido …

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Teachers, parents welcome school reopening nod

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists, teachers and parents have welcomed a move by the government to end the closure of schools after almost a year of limited activity. The schools were closed in March 2020, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease, an ailment which, according to experts, spreads faster …

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We need to test teachers to improve performance- Educationist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists in Soroti want government to introduce routine assessments of teachers across the country to improve on the performance of students especially in science subjects. Martin Okiria Obore, the National Chairperson of Secondary Head Teachers Union in Uganda, says that whereas government has done a …

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Ugandan teachers lack motivation to teach – Educationists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | World renown educationists are calling government to motivate teachers to teach as a means of improving the quality of education in the country. The call was made during the National Teachers Symposium that begun in Kampala on Wednesday. According to educationists teachers need better salaries …

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Degrees cannot solve Uganda’s education woes –Experts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists have downplayed the likely benefits of a move by the government to phase out lower level certifications for teachers. The move comes after the government announced that that enrollment of students in Primary Teachers Colleges (PTC) and National Teachers Colleges (NTC) for …

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First Lady tasks educationists on poor learning outcomes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education and Sports Minister, Janet Museveni has tasked educationists to find a solution to the persisting low learning outcomes. She was speaking during the opening of the 26th Education and Sports Sector Review meeting taking place in Kampala. She urged all delegates present to …

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Educationists want review of national language policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists are demanding for a review of the National Language Policy. The 2007 National Language Policy mandates District Language Boards to promote the use of the local languages in primary schools and improve literacy in the district. However, educationists say that the policy has …

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