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Underage students discontinued as nurse training institutions start exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has discontinued hundreds of trainee nurses who had illegally enrolled in different health courses. Dr. Safinah Musene, the Commissioner in charge of health training education at the ministry of education and sports, says that the majority of these learners didn’t …

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Education minister to meet UNATU officials over strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Education Janet Museveni has invited Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU officials for dialogue. UNATU declared a nationwide strike at all levels starting Wednesday in their quest for equality and harmonization of salary enhancement among teachers of different subjects, support staff, and school administrators. …

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Education minister halts allocation of funds from private sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has reportedly halted the allocation of funds and distribution of physical items that have been donated by non-state organizations in an effort to facilitate the recovery of the education sector citing foul play from ministry officials. …

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Katikekile seed school turns into kraal, cattle grazing area

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katikekile seed secondary school in Tapac sub-county, Moroto district has turned into a cattle kraal. The government constructed the Shillings 2.1 billion school between 2017 and 2019. Katikekile seed secondary school is found about 15 kilometers away from Tapac sub county headquarters and about five …

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Schools in Lango struggle to implement new curriculum

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inadequate funding and lack of learning materials are affecting the implementation of the new secondary school curriculum in Lango sub-region. In 2020, the Ministry of Education and Sports rolled out the new lower secondary school curriculum that is competence-based. The new curriculum is aimed at …

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NPA urges gov’t to reconsider teenage pregnancy guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Planning Authority-NPA has asked the Ministry of Education to rethink its teenage pregnancy guidelines. The Ministry of Education guidelines on pregnancy were developed in 2020 following an increase in teenage pregnancies reported during the COVID-19 lockdown. Reports indicate that over 200,000 cases of …

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Gov’t to construct primary schools in newly created town councils

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education is set to construct four primary schools in the newly created town councils in Mbarara district. The town councils have been operational since the 2019/20 financial year. The schools approved for construction are Nyabisirira Primary School in Nyabisirira town council, Kacerere …

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Students below 18 excluded from enrolling for health courses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the increasing number of young learners leaving O level, the Ministry of Education and Sports has cautioned against enrolling those below 18-years of age into health training institutions. Available information indicates that many students are completing the Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE between 14 and …

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