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Namisindwa SS headteacher put on the spot over alleged mismanagement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The headteacher of Namisindwa Secondary School has been accused of poor management and negligence. Isaac Matanda, the headteacher is accused of absenteeism and misuse of the capitation grant that was meant to pay support for teachers who are not on the payroll and non-teaching staff, …

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WFP donates items to support Karamoja school feeding programme

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | WFP has handed over items to government of Uganda in support of the school feeding programme in Karamoja. WFP’s home-grown school feeding programme collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Sports, and local partners to reach 198,800 children in 315 schools. The programme buys food …

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Racism never left U.S. schools: scholar

Baltimore, U.S. | Xinhua | The backlash against anti-racist books and efforts has now paved the way for the return of overtly racist, sexist and queer-phobic books in schools, filling the void left by so many bans of “critical race theory,” said a U.S. professor. Donald Earl Collins, visiting professor of …

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Classrooms turned into housing units for teachers in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district is experiencing acute shortage of teacher accommodation facilities, forcing schools to convert some classrooms into housing units for staff. When our reporter visited both primary and secondary schools, the situation was so bad because most of the classrooms converted are either dilapidated or have …

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Hunger forces learners with nodding syndrome out of school

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of learners suffering from nodding syndrome have abandoned classes due to hunger. A report from Alune Primary School in Kitgum district indicates that the thirty learners with nodding syndrome who had enrolled in the school have all abandoned studies in the past months. The school …

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St. Mary’s College suspends 825 students over fight

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s College Rushoroza in Kabale District has suspended 825 boys recently involved in inter-class fighting at school. The students who were suspended on Saturday are from senior four, five, and six.  One of the students who spoke on condition of anonymity said that trouble …

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Meals lure learners in Moroto to school despite teachers’ strike

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several learners in Moroto district have continued reporting to school despite the nationwide teachers’ strike that has been running for six days now. Our reporter visited several schools on Tuesday and found the learners playing around the compound. The majority of the learners only report to …

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