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How parents are losing control over their children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Friday afternoon, Stella Amitu, a mother of five and resident of Bukoto ran into the neighbourhood in the scorching sun in search of her children. “I told you not to leave home, where are your siblings?” Amitu told her older daughter as the …

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Kitgum parents asked to isolate students

  Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents in Kitgum district have been asked to isolate their children who returned from school pending a mass Covid-19 testing exercise. The caution from medical workers and leaders comes just a day after 47 students out of 280 who were subjected to the RDT …

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Parents cry over school fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the second school closure effected, parents are currently flocking to the country’s different schools and educational institutions to collect their children. This comes hours after a presidential directive ordering the closure of all schools for 42 days as one of the measures in …

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Parents stranded as Makerere restricts access to graduation ceremony

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents and guardians are stranded in the precincts of Makerere University after they were denied access to the campus, where they had accompanied their children as the annual graduation week kicked off, this morning.  Previously, each graduand would be accompanied by two people, preferably parents or …

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Katakwi district gets UGX 300 million classroom blocks

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Embassy of Japan in Uganda has commissioned two newly constructed and furnished classroom blocks at Oriou Primary School in Katakwi District.  The 300 Million Shillings under the Assistance for grassroots Human Security Project grant covered two classroom blocks, 10 stance latrine and furniture for the …

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Teachers rally parents to return learners to school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of schools around Kampala are rallying parents to return learners to school. This follows the low turn up of primary four and five pupils.  The learners resumed classes on Monday, after the academic year was prematurely cut short on March 18, 2020, …

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Promotion of learners perturbs schools as more classes return

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parents and schools are locked in a heated discussion over the promotion of learners who have been studying during the lockdown. A cross-section of learners, mainly from urban schools, has been studying online, over the last one year, since the closure of schools. The parents …

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