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Amuru district seeks 7,000 classroom desks.

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Amuru district education department is looking at least 7000 classroom desks for primary learners in the district. Amuru district has over 145 schools including 36 Nursery Schools, 97 Primary Schools including government, private and community schools and 11 Secondary Schools. By March this year when the president …

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Museveni allows learners, teachers to use public transport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has given further clarifications allowing teachers and learners to use public transport if the transporters can observe the recommended standard operating procedures. As part of the guidelines for reopening, the Ministry of Education had barred teachers and learners from using general …

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Heading back to school in the pandemic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An entire generation has seen its education interrupted. At the height of nationwide lockdowns in April, approximately 91 percent of the world’s students in more than 194 countries were out of school. This caused immeasurable disruption to the lives, learning and wellbeing of children around the …

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Bunyangabu school administrators still plead for dead academic year

Bunyangabu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Headteachers and other school administrators in Bunyangabu district have expressed mixed reactions over a move by the government to open schools for candidate classes. Many of them say that the government should have considered a dead academic year to give them enough time to …

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WFP distributes take-home food rations to learners in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Program has embarked on the distribution of home take-away rations for primary and secondary school learners in the Karamoja region. The food distribution is aimed at ensuring that school-going children in the region have access to food while at home at …

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UNESCO report says 40 pct of poorest countries unable to support disadvantaged learners during COVID-19 crisis

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | During the COVID-19 pandemic, about 40 percent of low and lower-middle income countries have not been able to support disadvantaged learners during temporary school shutdown, according to 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report published on Tuesday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). …

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Over 17,000 teachers trained how to teach in mother tongue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 17,000 in service teachers across the country have received training in early grade reading to boost literacy rates among learners in Primary 1 to 4. This is part of the activities being undertaken by Uganda Teacher and School Effectiveness Project- UTSEP aimed …

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Parliament recommends forensic audit on learners’ registration under NIRA

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The parliamentary committee on defense and internal affairs has recommended for a forensic audit to be carried out on the learners’ registration project that was implemented by the National Identification and Registration Authority. The project was carried out in both primary and secondary schools across the country …

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