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Parents cast doubt on practicability of radio lessons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents are raising doubts about the practicability of broadcasting radio lessons for primary school learners as millions remain grounded in homes. Schools and other educational institutions were closed by a presidential declaration made on June 7, 2021, following reports that they had become super spreaders …

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Five teachers arrested for conducting lessons

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five teachers of Yanah Primary School in Hoima East Division Hoima City have been arrested for conducting lessons. The teachers are Ronald Naizito, Leonard Kyaligonza, Juliet Ndibalekesa, Cissy Namkabirwa, Akio Ntibankane and Fred Mukasa. Last week, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced fresh restrictions as part …

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COMMENT: Development lessons from Rwanda

The intimate connection between political and economic institutions is the heart of development COMMENT | ENOCK NYOREKWA TWINOBURYO | I recently visited the Rwanda – residing largely in Kigali. I was particularly impressed at the transition and strong faith by citizens in their development trajectory. There is strong unionism and strong …

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Music lessons improve academic performance

Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | The first large-scale, longitudinal study adapted into the regular school curriculum finds that structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities — including language-based reasoning, short-term memory, planning and …

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Lessons from Mao’s boxing coach

By Flavia Nassaka Former presidential candidate recalls 2011 race, says a candidate needs great motivation to overcome challenges Norbert Mao, the 47-year old president general of the opposition Democratic Party (DP) has a natural charisma, eloquent public speaking, and ambition. In 2011, he was DP’s flag bearer in the presidential …

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No lessons learnt

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Government insists it will not raise salaries as teachers threaten continuation of 2011 strikes Last year saw several strikes by different actors over the high cost of living. Primary and secondary school teachers staged two strikes and Makerere University lecturers also went on strike. They all …

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