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Ministry of Education reverts to old school calendar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education has released the 2023 academic calendar. The calendar released on Wednesday is for Secondary, Technical, and Farm schools, Pre-Primary, Primary Schools, and Community Polytechnics. The Ministry’s Director of Basic Education, Hajji Ismael Mulindwa, said the school term will return to standard …

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Catholic church, gov’t face off over school land titles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic church has urged the Ministry of Education and Sports to stop asking for land titles for schools established on their land across the country. The leaders at the Catholic secretariat in the education commission made the remarks on Monday afternoon while meeting members …

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Gov’t to withhold school capitation grants over delayed registration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has threatened to withhold capitation grants for public schools and education institutions, which fail to finalize the online registration of learners. In April this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports rolled out the re-developed Education Management Information System …

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MPs call a halt to school fees increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Education and Sports want the line ministry to develop a tuition policy for all schools to ease the pressure of school fees rates on parents. The MPs have also voiced strong concern on the increase of school fees in …

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MPs want head teachers punished over increased school fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators want head teachers of government-aided schools who increase fees without permission from the Ministry of Education and Sports reprimanded. The MPs on the Committee of Education and Sports made the demand while meeting officials from education ministry, led by the Minister of State for Higher …

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Education ministry bans music concerts in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has temporarily banned live music concerts in schools. In a circular addressed to both public and private schools, Jane Egau Okuo, the acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Educatio, says that they have temporarily banned artists from staging shows …

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Education ministry drops move to formulate ICT policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After years of work, the Ministry of Education and Sports has decided to drop the idea of drafting an Information and Communication Technology-ICT education policy. The policy on ICT in education had reached the consultation stage. The ministry was expected to present the draft to interested …

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