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Gov’t tasked to explain progress on provision of sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the Ministry of Education and Sports to present a report within three months on the progress on government’s plan to provide sanitary pads to school girls in primary school. Oulanyah made the directive on Tuesday …

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Health Ministry introduces school immunization registers

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | To improve the completion rates for the Human Papilloma Virus-HPV vaccination, the Health Ministry has introduced school immunization registers in collaboration with the Education and Sports Ministry. The HPV is a cancer causing virus that is sexually transmitted by men. It can only be …

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Three students killed in China university lab explosion

Beijing, China | AFP | Three students were killed in a laboratory blast at a Beijing university on Wednesday, the city’s fire department said. “There was an explosion at the experimental site during a scientific research experiment” on wastewater treatment in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory, the Beijing Fire Department said. …

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12-year-old boy starts own school; is teacher and head master

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At just 12-years-old, Leonardo Nicanor Quinteros is still in secondary school, but he already runs his own free private school to help other children, and even some adults, with their studies in in the Argentinian town of Las Piedritas, near San Juan. He started it …

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Headteacher arrested for charging fees at UPE school

  Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A primary school head teacher in Mbarara district has been arrested for unlawfully soliciting for money from parents. Jolly Tumwebaze, the Head Teacher at Kabingo One Primary School in Nyakayojo Division was arrested after she reportedly sent pupils home for failing to pay …

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Nine S3 students dead in Rakai school inferno

  Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nine Senior Three students of St Bernard’s Mannya Secondary School, in Kifamba Sub County Rakai district have died after a fire that gutted a students’ dormitory last night. Deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the incident saying arson was suspected and a warden …

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Parents fear reporting school problems says Twaweza report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Would you report problems you encounter at your child’s school? Unfortunately, many parents in Uganda would remain silent about it according to the latest finding by Twaweza. Twaweza in a research titled “Preparing the Next Generation: Ugandans’ opinions and experiences on education” says almost half …

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California teacher caught on camera in brawl with student

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | A California high school teacher is facing charges for punching a pupil who had hurled racial slurs at him, in an incident that many students and staff say was justified. Music teacher Marston Riley, 64, is seen in video footage confronting a 14-year-old …

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