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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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Parents flock schools in last minute plea for children to sit UCE

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Several senior four candidates at various schools in Kitgum Municipality were locked out of the Uganda Certificate of Education-UCE examination this morning over failure to clear school fees. Senior candidates across the country kicked off their UCE exams around 9:00 Am with the physics practical …

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Archbishop urges parents to mentor children during festive season

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese has urged parents to take seriously their parenting role during this festive season saying many children are getting wasted in the presence of their parents. Archbishop Odama said many parents have neglected their responsibility of parenting, counting …

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Cases of child neglect are on the rise in Acholi sub region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight children with physical disabilities have been abandoned by their parents in Acholi. The eight include three girls and five boys who were brought into the centre from the four districts of Kitgum, Nwoya, Amuru and Gulu. Josephine Ogweta, the Deputy Director for St. Jude …

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No need for radios, we want schools to reopen – Parents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several parents have insisted that the government reopens schools for learning instead of purchasing radios to be distributed to households. In September, President Museveni ordered for the reopening of schools but only for candidate classes after more than six months of inactivity. Museveni said that …

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Boarding or day; parents puzzled with new guidelines in schools

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Many parents have been left in confusion and despair after finding new arrangements in the operation mode of their preferred schools as the teaching and learning activities for finalists and candidates resume.    As one of the guidelines for reopening, the schools were told …

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Government urged to pay 2020 examination fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, government has been urged to pay examinations fees for finalists in primary and secondary schools. Bugabula South MP, Maurice Kibalya urged government to intervene in the plight of parents and students and meet the examination …

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