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Tororo district local leaders launch back to school campaign

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Kisoko sub county in Tororo district have launched a campaign to persuade children to return to school when schools reopen next year. The Ministry of Education set January 10 as the official date education institutions will reopen two years after they were closed …

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Education ministry urges schools to prepare to receive child mothers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Schools have to prepare to receive child mothers and pregnant learners, Dr. Cleophus Mugenyi, the Commissioner Basic Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports has revealed. According to Dr. Mugenyi, a recent study by the UN population fund indicates that the country has been …

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Gov’t diverts UGX62Bn capitation grant to renovate schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has allowed public and government-aided schools to divert money meant for capitation grant to renovations of structures ahead of the school reopening. The 62 Billion Shillings is part of what was allocated as capitation grants for schools in the current …

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Educationists predict doom if abridged curriculum is halted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists and school heads have warned that Uganda’s education system might fail to recover from the effects of COVID-19, should the ministry of education fail to roll out the promised abridged curriculum. As part of the recovery plan and ensuring that learners catch up on …

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Parents, schools embroiled in fees dispute ahead of reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a deepening row between school operators and parents on the recovery of school fees paid during the term that prematurely ended in June this year, at the start of the second COVID-19 lockdown. Several parents had just paid school fees for their children …

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Education ministry to release school reopening calendar next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports will release the new school calendar on December 14th, 2021. But as the government plans to release the school calendar, it is emphasizing the need to consult the school proprietors and teachers under their umbrella bodies to find a solution …

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UNEB to register lower classes for national exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board is taking a bold step to register multiple years for the next national examinations, URN can exclusively report. However, it is not blanket registration for everyone on account of having added two years to their biological age, the teachers will …

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More boys dropped out of school after first school closure: NAPE report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More boys dropped out of school after the first school closure, according to the National Assessment Progress in Education-NAPE report. Uganda went under the first lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic between March and September 2020. The lockdown impacted learners and teachers in different ways. …

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Gov’t issues guidelines for admission in vocational institutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has issued new guidelines for admission of learners in Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutes. Previously, selection for TVET institutions had been conducted by the national selection committee alongside S.1 and S.5. For learners from A’ level, the admission was …

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