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Gov’t wants charges in UPE, USE schools abolished

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet is proposing free and compulsory primary and secondary education when schools reopen early next year. The cabinet on Monday agreed that all forms of charges that have been collected from learners in Universal Primary Education-UPE and Universal Secondary Education-USE schools should be abolished. Dr. …

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Ministry of education calls off MPs meeting at Kololo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education has this afternoon called off a meeting that had been scheduled at the request of Minister Janet Museveni for all Members of Parliament to meet officials for consultations over the reopening of schools. In a communication to URN, Dr Denis Mugimba, …

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Universities, colleges disregard changes in teacher education policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several universities and other tertiary institutions which offer different programmes in teacher education are waiting for formal guidelines on how they will be implementing the new changes in the sector. Effective this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports through the 2019 National Teacher Policy, …

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Teachers to spearhead Covid-19 surveillance in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The enforcement of COVID-19 surveillance in primary and secondary schools has been left to teachers. This is according to the school re-opening plan by the Ministry of Education. When schools reopened in October for candidate and semi-candidate classes last year, the health ministry’s schools re-opening …

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No funds to support private schools – Education ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports says it cannot provide financial support to private education institutions that have been hit hard by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting Members of Parliament on the Education Committee on Thursday, the Commissioner Private Schools at the Ministry, …

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Gov’t moves to validate staff in public schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has started a nationwide validation exercise of staff in public schools. Recently, the Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU requested the government to make an update of its payroll to ascertain the teachers who will be available when the schools reopen. Filbert …

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Private schools demand psychosocial support for teachers

Teachers have been suffering from anxiety about the future and economic uncertainty Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of private schools have asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to offer psychosocial support to teachers. Since March 2020 when the government closed all educational institutions following the outbreak of Covid-19, teachers …

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Gov’t reviewing status of school facilities ahead of reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has embarked on reviewing the current status of school facilities ahead of reopening in January. Following the closure of schools due to the covid-19 outbreak, there has been deterioration of school facilities. In Nakasongola, at least 1,500 pupils may …

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