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Karimojong families renting out OPM houses to feed families

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The biting poverty in Karamoja region has compelled the beneficiaries of the improved housing project under the Office of the Prime Minister in Karamoja to rent out the houses allocated to them to earn a living. The families have now returned to the traditional grass-thatched …

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Gov’t advised to scale up reopening of schools

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been advised to work towards ensuring the full-scale reopening of all educational institutions.     In October schools reopened, but only for candidate classes, after more than six months of inactivity following the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic. Speaking at the Ministry of …

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Gov’t warns schools on mock examinations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ministry of Education has warned schools against giving external mock examinations to learners as they wait to sit for their UNEB finals. In April, the Minister of Education, Janet Museveni banned schools from giving candidates several mock examinations as is the normal practice. She …

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Museveni donates UGX 100m to his village primary school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | As schools financially struggle to reopen after seven months of lockdown, President Yoweri Museveni has donated 100 million Shillings to a primary school in his village of Rushere in Rwakirura district.  In a press statement issued by the presidential press unit, Museveni on top of …

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Education ministry says asking parents for masks is illegal

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The ministry of education and sports has warned institutions to desist from pestering parents to provide facial masks for finalists. This comes following several reports that schools are asking parents to provide as many as five facial masks and shields for their children ahead …

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Activist petitions court to block reopening of schools

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Human Rights Activist has petitioned High Court Civil Division to block the intended reopening of schools in the country. Gideon Tugume, the Executive Director of Human Rights Defenders Association Uganda HURIDA –Ug the intended reopening of schools is badly planned, illegal and discriminatory.   …

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School owners, teachers in State House to agree on opening plan

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several members of the teachers’ association, private schools and institutions and the COVID-19 committee, are locked up in a meeting with Education Minister Janet Museveni, to iron out issues surrounding the proposed reopening of schools. The meeting comes after a roadmap issued by the …

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