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MPs demand public holiday for Covid-19 vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want a public holiday declared so as to scale up vaccination of learners in order to achieve the vaccination target required to reopen schools. The MPs on the Parliamentary forum on children noted that the prolonged lockdown on schools has exacerbated cases of …

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Teachers to conduct remedial teaching, assessment when schools reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education says that schools will conduct remedial teaching and assessment to determine the promotion of learners when schools reopen. According to the ministry, all learners and semi candidates will first complete their respective class curriculum before they are promoted. Dr Dennis Mugimba, the …

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Learners opt for hands on skills as schools remain closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of learners in Kampala have resorted to hands on skills as schools remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The uncertainty surrounding the reopening of schools has left parents with no option but to identify skills to keep the learners busy. In some …

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Vaccinate all teachers before school re-opening

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders and educationists in Northern Uganda have called on government to vaccinate all teachers before institutions of learning are re-opened. In a meeting with the Parliamentary Taskforce committee on Covid-19, Lira district leaders said there were a lot of infections in schools which had …

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Gov’t faulted for failure to deliver radio sets to households

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents, local leaders and education authorities in Acholi have expressed disappointment at the government for failing to deliver radio sets to households to facilitate long-distance learning. In July 2020, during the first pandemic lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni …

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Radio, TV lessons helped our children – Busia parents

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several parents in Busia district want the government to maintain radio and television lessons, saying they contributed great to the performance of their children in the just-released Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results. A number of parents interviewed by URN say that when the government closed schools …

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