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Move gov’t scholarships to loan scheme – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to move funds for all government scholarships to the Student Loan Scheme under the Higher Education Financing Board for equal access by all students. Legislators said the current format in which scholarships are awarded favours …

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Primary six pupils in Budaka reject automatic promotion

Budaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Primary six pupils of Nyanza 1 Primary School in Kakoli sub-county, Budaka district have rejected automatic promotion to Primary seven because they did not complete the syllabus. Last month, the Ministry of Education said that all learners will automatically be promoted to the next class …

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Educators tasked to offer psychosocial support to teenage mothers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu District Education Department has tasked all headteachers in primary and secondary schools to offer psychosocial support to pregnant girls and teenage mothers who will resume studies next week. The directive issued during a meeting with all school headteachers in Gulu city is aimed …

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Teachers struggle to prepare content as abridged curriculum delays

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers in different schools are struggling to decide the content to prepare for learners in different classes with just a few days left to the resumption of teaching and learning activities across the country. Teachers are expected to prepare schemes of work before every beginning …

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Banks rush to schools, parents with loan offers as schools reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks, Microfinance institutions and smaller money lenders are swarming schools and other educational institutions in search of new customers for loans to clear tuition and procure educational materials, among others, as the education sector reopens. The competition for new customers by the lenders coincides …

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