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DEOs, head teachers welcome decentralization of secondary education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District Education Officers and headteachers have welcomed the ongoing efforts by the Ministry of Education to decentralize secondary education. They argue that the move will improve service delivery in the sub-sector. Decentralization is the transfer of certain decision-making power and responsibilities from the central government …

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Gov’t to inspect schools for implementation of lower secondary curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Education Standards is to start inspecting the implementation of the revised lower secondary curriculum in schools. The ministry of education introduced a new lower secondary curriculum in 2020, focusing on skills and competencies away from the old curriculum that was theory-oriented. The National …

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CSOs want pregnant learners in school beyond stipulated three months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Society Organizations are demanding that child mothers should be given chance to stay in schools beyond the three months of pregnancy as recommended by the government. In 2020, the Education and Sports Ministry drafted guidelines to help thousands of girls impregnated during the prolonged …

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Teachers caught up in paradox of abridged curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a growing concern on the use of the abridged curriculum with schools and teachers raising eminent issues which seem to have been ignored by the authorities in the Ministry of Education and Sports. Whereas the ministry is rooting for a compressed or an …

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IGAD, education ministry partner to train teachers in refugee hosting communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development-IGAD have started training teachers in refugee-hosting communities. The teachers from Kyangwali, Kyaka II Rwamwanja, Bidi Bidi, and Nakivale resettlement camps are being taught psychosocial support, life skills, and ICT skills. Speaking on Saturday at the …

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