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School guard in Kamuli arrested for flogging pupils

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police in Kamuli District have arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly flogging three pupils.  The suspect has been identified as David Kitungulu, a watchman at Butegere Primary School in Butansi sub-county. The victims, aged 10, 12, and 13, are pupils at Butegere Primary School …

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Companies should help feed pupils at school

Private sector involvement would bring innovation and international best practices to the feeding programs COMMENT | PETER NYANZI | Following the introduction of UPE in 1997, gross enrolment in primary schools shot up from 2.5 million in 1996 to over 8.6 million in 2023, according to the Ministry of Education and …

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Ariwa SS seeks own dormitory as pregnancy rates shoot up

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Girls at Ariwa Secondary School in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe district are struggling to complete their studies, as many of them are seeking accommodation in the community, and some are now pregnant. Without dormitories, students are forced to rent houses within the community, …

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Nearly 100 mln children, youth out of school in Africa: AU

ADDIS ABABA | Xinhua | Nearly 100 million children and youth aged 5 to 19 across Africa are not socially integrated simply because they are out of school, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Mohammed Belhocine said in Addis Ababa. These children and youth are vulnerable …

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‘Very few schools in the country have a fire preparedness mechanism’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 13 percent of schools in Uganda have implemented mechanisms to safeguard learners against fire outbreaks and their consequences, according to the latest research findings from the National Buildings Review Board (NBRB). The assessment, conducted between May 2022 and May 2023 in collaboration with …

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Luwero officials admit irregularities in school loan acquisition

Wobulenzi , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wobulenzi Public Primary School in Luweero district is at risk of sale because of failure to service a loan that was marred by irregularities, the LC V chairperson, Erastus Kibirango has revealed. Two weeks ago, Equity Bank announced the takeover of the public primary school over …

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Bukalasi SS Headteacher interdicted in sexual abuse case

  Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bukalasi Secondary School headteacher Milton Nandala Wotunya has been interdicted by the Education and Sports Ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of learners emerged. In a letter dated October 24th written by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Sports Ketty Lamaro, …

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Masaka School Fire: Death toll reaches 4

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll from a fire that gutted a dormitory at Kasaana Junior School in Nyendo-Mukungwe Division, Masaka City, has reached four. The incident that happened at 4:00 a.m. also left 11 pupils injured. According to school authorities, the dormitory accommodated 15 children in …

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Two pupils dead in Masaka school fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has confirmed that two pupils of Kasaana Junior School in, Nyendo-Mukungwe division, Masaka City have died in a fire that burned down a dormitory.  The incident that happened at 4:00am also left 11 pupils injured. The dead have been identified as Aloysius Ahebwa and …

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