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Rakai suffering grave consequences of teenage pregnancies, school dropouts

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rakai district local government is struggling to contain rampant cases of teenage pregnancies and high school dropout rates. Steven Ssemutono, the Rakai District Inspector of Schools indicates that besides the obvious social problems that arise from teenage parenting, the district can hardly find enough native …

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`I must work to eat’

Children reveal why they are not returning to school | THE INDEPENDENT | To limit the spread of Covid-19, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of all schools on March 18, 2020. The closures affected an estimated 73,200 schools, more than 15 million students, and 548,000 teachers. In October 2020, …

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