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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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Ministry orders cancellation of contracts for stalled seed schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has ordered the cancellation of contracts and recovery of funds advanced to contractors for stalled seed schools in 15 districts. In the financial year 2018/19, the World Bank partnered with the education ministry to construct and fully equip secondary …

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Museveni praises Janet for transforming education ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has showered praises to Janet Kataaha Museveni for the remarkable transformation of the Ministry of Education and Sports. He made the remarks Monday while flagging off athletes who are going to represent Uganda in the Commonwealth games in Birmingham, UK. Museveni, …

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Gov’t fails to align, clean teachers’ payroll

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has failed to eliminate quack teachers from both private and public schools, let alone free its payroll from ghost teachers. Understanding who is teaching in schools is one of the common queries raised by different reports, which is blamed for the poor academic …

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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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