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Slow court process hindering examination malpractice fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The slow court process is hindering the fight against examination malpractice. According to Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB, more than 100 people have been arrested in relation to examination malpractice since 2017, but less than 30 cases have been completed. Dan Odongo, the UNEB executive secretary …

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Disagreements hindering construcion of seed secondary schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Disagreements are hindering the construction of seed secondary schools in sub-counties. Statistics from the Education Ministry indicates that there are 615 sub-counties in Uganda that have no government secondary schools. Of these sub-counties, 228 are government-aided. Government was expected to construct secondary schools under a …

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Provision of sanitary pads in schools to delay- Janet Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni says that there is a need for a well-funded national project to sustain the provision of free sanitary pads. Janet Museveni was on Thursday responding to queries by Members of Parliament sitting on the Education Committee …

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UGX 1.4 Billion Pineapple factory commissioned in Ntungamo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A 1.4 Billion shillings pineapple factory has been commissioned in Ntungamo district. The factory owned by Nyakihanga Fruits and Vegetable Growers Cooperative Society located in Buhanama parish, Nyamukana town council was constructed with support from Uganda Industrial Research Institute. It was commissioned on Monday …

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Fees strike: The voices Makerere ignored

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the fighting and firing of teargas at Makerere scales down, there’s one voice whose lone idea was ignored as the University passed the now controversial fees policy last year. It is this policy that triggered a strike on October 22, which has since …

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MPs turn away Nawangwe, University council chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education Committee on Tuesday turned away the Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe and the Chairperson of the University Council, Lorna Magara. The committee is currently probing the impasse at Makerere University following a strike by students against the …

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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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Meeting between Education Minister, striking University staff postponed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A meeting between Education Minister Janet Museveni and executives of public universities will not take place as planned this weekend. The meeting had been organized to discuss the interminable salary enhancement woes of staff in public universities. The minister had sent out an invitation early …

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Fathers urged to actively engage in nurturing children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education Minister Janet Museveni Kataaha has challenged fathers to be actively involved in nurturing their children and not to abandon the responsibility to mothers. Mrs Museveni argued that beyond providing sustenance for the families, fathers should be protectors and role models to their children. She …

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