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MTN Uganda empowers 1,400 learners with special needs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Foundation’s Digital Access for Inclusion program has opened the doors of technology to nearly 1,400 learners with disabilities across five schools in Uganda this year, marking a significant investment of Shs800 million. The impact of the program reverberates across different regions, with Salama School …

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Moroto schools struggle to attract learners

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Moroto district are struggling to attract learners despite an ongoing campaign to rally children to go back to school. The schools have registered a low turn-up of learners during the first week of school for the new academic year that opened on February …

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Schools request for full payment to give admission to S.1 learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several schools around the country have requested parents to make full payment of fees before their children are admitted in Senior 1. After the selection process that took place last week, many parents whose children were placed in Senior 1 rushed to pick admission letters. …

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Bishop Jjumba orders compulsory school feeding

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Masaka Catholic Diocese Right Reverend Serverus Jjumba, has issued a decree directing compulsory feeding programs for all learners in Church-founded schools in the area. He says his administration will not tolerate parents who fail to provide food for their children while at …

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NIRA scales up mass registration of learners 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to beat the school reopening deadline set for next month, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) scaled up operations around the country in a bid to register learners. Exam bodies UNEB and NIRA early this week announced a mass registration exercise …

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More SNE learners complete PLE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of learners with special needs completing primary education has increased according to the Uganda National Examinations Board -UNEB. Available statistics show that the board registered 2,436 learners with special needs last year including those with visual and hearing impairments, the physically handicapped, and …

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Experts propose vending amid mixed opinion on school feeding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts at Makerere University are proposing school vending as a measure to guarantee nutrition security for learners in primary school. The practice would allow schools to set up vending machines that sell consumer items and ensure that learners have options for alternative meals whenever they …

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Poor network threatens EMIS registration in Madi Okollo

Madi Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several schools in Madi Okollo district are failing to register learners under the Education Management Information System (EMIS) due to the poor network for internet and calls. The most affected schools are in Ewanga, Rigbo and Offaka sub counties where the network coverage is …

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