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Angry pupils in Gulu lock up headteacher’s office over exams

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pupils of Kitino Tima Primary School in Omel sub county, Gulu district have chased their school head teacher and locked her office over allegations of failing to deliver exams. Mary Filder Lakaraber was reportedly pulled out of her office on Tuesday afternoon by more …

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Gov’t students demand increase of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students in public universities are struggling to survive amidst the increasing prices of commodities. This has forced students from Kyambogo, Gulu, and Makerere Universities to demand an increase in the living-out allowance. At Makerere University, government-sponsored students who reside outside the university receive at least …

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Gulu University VC Prof Openjuru given new 5-year term

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu University Council has approved the extension of Prof. George Openjuru Ladaah’s term of office as the University Vice Chancellor. Prof. Openjuru’s five year contract extension was endorsed on Friday during the 53rd meeting of the Gulu University council. The new contract takes …

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Man dies after drills during UWA recruitment in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prospective recruit to the Uganda Wildlife  Authority-UWA has died after participating in a 5 kilometer fitness run in Gulu city.  The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Jacob Opiyo, a resident of Kitgum District. He was pronounced dead at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital …

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Gulu registers over 3,000 cases of mental illness in nine months

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district has registered 3,484 cases of mental illness in the last nine months. The statistics from the district health department were recorded between July 2021 and March 2022 from the different health facilities. According to the statistics, Awach sub county registered the highest number …

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Lacor hospital protests primary health care budget cut

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu is protesting the more than 50 percent reduction of its primary health care budget. The hospital director, Dr. Martin Ogwang, says that they have been receiving Shillings 600million under primary health care, which accounts for 5 percent of the …

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Acholi sub region gets vehicle maintenance workshop

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police has launched a motor vehicle maintenance workshop in the Acholi sub-region. Construction of the multi-million workshop by the police department of Logistics and Engineering lasted eight months. It becomes the third facility in the country after the one in Soroti and Mbarara cities. …

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Police in Gulu on the spot over extortion

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu district is on the spot over extortion and protecting criminals. The allegations were on Wednesday raised by aggrieved residents and local leaders of Gulu district during a community policing meeting held in Patiko sub county. Patrick Komakech, the Patiko sub county …

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