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Teachers rally parents to return learners to school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of schools around Kampala are rallying parents to return learners to school. This follows the low turn up of primary four and five pupils.  The learners resumed classes on Monday, after the academic year was prematurely cut short on March 18, 2020, …

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Activists renew demands for pregnant learners to stay in school

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Child rights activists want the Ministry of Education to extend the time that pregnant learners can stay in school. According to the education ministry policy, the learners are only given a period of three months to attend school after they are confirmed pregnant. However, those …

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Education ministry cautioned against rushing tide on digital learning

Education ministry needs to conduct enough studies to inform the local education digital needs of the country Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has been cautioned against jumping onto the digital learning tide before setting up the required Information Technology basics. With the outbreak of …

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Breastfeeding in school: Learners narrate their experience

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robinah Acam, a 21-year-old candidate sitting her O’level examinations at Lira Town College is one of those benefiting from a policy that allowed pregnant and breastfeeding learners to complete school this year. The policy came after public outcry on the number of candidates who conceived …

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Schools sneaking in non semi candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private primary and secondary schools are stealthy sneaking in non authorised learners following the second phase of school re-opening. The government opted for a staggered reopening of schools to allow for the required physical distancing of the learners and teachers. The first phase of re-opening …

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Schools in Lira register poor turn up of learners

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Schools in Lango sub-region have registered poor turn up of learners as schools reopened for semi candidate classes. Last month President Museveni allowed schools and tertiary institutions to reopen for primary six learners, senior three and senior five students on the 1st of March 2020, after …

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Re-opening for non-candidates: Schools skeptical on enforcing SOPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Heads of schools across the country are uncertain whether they will be able to enforce the Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines as they receive non-candidate learners. Several heads teachers URN spoke to say they don’t have enough furniture to enforce the recommended social distance and …

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Church school becomes a death trap in Wakiso

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The administrators of Bbira Church of Uganda Primary School in Wakiso sub county of Wakiso district have admitted that the dilapidated, congested school where they pack hundreds of kids in a classroom has become a death trap that may claim the lives of the innocent …

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