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Parents to pay for school property destroyed in strike

Kaliro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents of St John Comprehensive Secondary School Kaliiro in Lyantonde District have been asked to repair and replace the property that was destroyed in a students’ strike. On Sunday, students held a strike accusing the administration of feeding them poor quality food and high-handedness …

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UNEB issues last call for registration of 2022 candidates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has issued the last call to schools and parents to register candidates for the 2022 national examinations. In a notice issued to schools and the general public, Dan Odongo, the UNEB Executive Director noted that according to their schedule, normal …

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Parents in Kasese hesitant to return learners to school

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The low turn up of learners in many schools in Kasese district has been attributed to the resurgence of new Covid-19 infections. Administrators argue that parents are trying to avoid paying schools fees until their convinced of their children’s safety. In some of the schools …

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Government reinstates PTA fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has resolved to reinstate the Parent Teacher Association-PTA fees, the State Minister for Higher Education Chrysostom Muyingo has revealed. In November 2021, the cabinet scrapped PTA fees, the money contributed by parents to support school activities. While presenting the cabinet position, Dr. Chris …

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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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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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