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Did the phase one self-study materials serve the purpose?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first batch of study materials that were distributed by the Ministry of Education to ensure continuity of learning after the closure of schools did not reach the learners. The government planned to broadcast TV and radio lessons to learners in primary and secondary …

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Uganda secures a UGX 56Bn education recovery grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has secured a grant of USD 15 million (55.8 billion Shillings) to facilitate the COVID-19 emergency education response project by the Ministry of Education and Sports. The funding is part of the Global Partnership in Education-GPE programme channeled through the World Bank. The …

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Gov’t education response plan is counter productive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have questioned the ability of the Education Response Plan to ensure that Ugandan children can stay safe while still acquiring knowledge in the comfort of their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. The response plan is part of a framework outed by the Education …

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Education Ministry cautions against sale of self-study materials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has cautioned against the selling of the self-study materials developed by the National Curriculum Development Centre-NCDC. In a circular to all local governments, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education Alex Kakooza notes that they have learnt that …

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Ministry still puzzled on how to distribute self-study materials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Education and Sports Ministry authorities are still puzzled on how to distribute the self-help materials for primary and secondary learners due to lack of clear data indicating where the learners can be found. The decision to distribute the self-study material was communicated six …

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Mistrust and black market flourish in Nigeria as virus spreads

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A black market in coronavirus test kits is flourishing in Nigeria, spurred in part by negligible faith in the country’s health system to defeat an emerging threat. Testing is a crucial weapon in combatting COVID-19. It not only identifies where the stealthy virus has invaded — …

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Nwoya schools struggling to implement revised secondary curriculum

Nwoya, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Schools in Nwoya District are struggling to implement the revised lower secondary curriculum due to lack of teachers for some subjects; inadequate and late delivery of learning materials The implementation of the new curriculum that was developed by Ministry of Education and Sports through the …

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