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Gov’t to operationalize 117 seed secondary schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has started a process to operationalize new 117 seed secondary schools that had been stalled over the last years. Patrick Muinda, the Ministry of Education spokesperson notes that more than 41 Billion Shillings has been allocated in the current …

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Education ministry to inspect schools ahead of planned reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is set to inspect all educational institutions ahead of the scheduled reopening for candidates and finalists. The plan is to visit all schools across the country to gauge their readiness and ability to implement Standard Operating Procedures before …

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Ministry directs educational institutions to pay staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has directed all private education institutions to duly pay their staff. Teachers and other workers in some educational institutions have reportedly gone two months without receiving their due salaries while several institutions had resorted to paying them lesser …

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Education Ministry cautions against sale of self-study materials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has cautioned against the selling of the self-study materials developed by the National Curriculum Development Centre-NCDC. In a circular to all local governments, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education Alex Kakooza notes that they have learnt that …

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Teacher shortage, instructional materials thwart New curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The implementation of the new lower secondary school curriculum has been affected by the lack of instructional materials, reduced time schedules, and the shortage of teachers. Beginning with this academic year, on the instructions of the Ministry of Education and Sports, all secondary schools …

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Fake documents scare teachers away from validation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers in Kwania district failed to validate their academic documents because they are holding fake documents. In 2019, the Ministry of Education and Sports ordered an online registration of all teachers across the country to streamline their services and help weed out ghost workers. …

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Over 50 schools in Teso face closure over registration

A sample of an on-line report from Uganda Schools Guide of 2018 indicates that Serere has 27 schools that are not registered while Ngora district has 24. The report shows that Soroti Municipality and Katakwi district have nine unregistered schools each while Kalaki district has three. Some of the listed …

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Schools stick to corporal punishment despite ban- Ministry Official

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports is recommending demotion as one of the punishments that schools can commission against stubborn pupils, instead of corporal punishments. Henry Ssemakula, a senior education officer who heads the Health/HIV unit in the Ministry of Education said schools still …

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MPs criticise new teacher policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of Members of Parliament on the Education Committee have criticized a new policy by the Ministry of Education and Sports that requires all teachers without degrees to upgrade. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza said that the teachers …

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