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Science teachers up in arms after many miss salary increase

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many teachers of science across the country have missed out on the recently approved salary enhancement that created waves of both anger and celebration in the education sector. This financial year, the government declared a 300 per cent salary rise for science teachers in …

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Education ministry bans music concerts in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has temporarily banned live music concerts in schools. In a circular addressed to both public and private schools, Jane Egau Okuo, the acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Educatio, says that they have temporarily banned artists from staging shows …

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Private schools prematurely end term due to soaring food prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many private schools around the country have closed the second term or plan to do so before the statutory deadline citing the increasing commodity prices, particularly food. According to the national school and institution calendar, the second term was supposed to start on May 9th, …

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Food prices: Schools in Luwero struggle to feed learners

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Luwero district are struggling to feed learners due to the skyrocketing food prices. Some schools have resorted to adjusting menus while others intend to close before official dates. In Luwero district, the prices of beans, maize, and rice range between 3,500-4,500 Shillings per …

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VP Alupo warns students on dangers of strike

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo has cautioned students against resorting to strikes whenever they are expressing dissatisfaction over any situation in school. She says that it is high time students embrace dialogue with the school administrators to iron out their grievances in an amicable way …

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‘Uganda has 90 fully licensed driving schools’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The works and transport ministry has revealed that it is not aware of illegally operating driving schools. Karim Kibuuka, the head of motor vehicle inspection section at the ministry, said their latest data shows the country has 90 licensed driving schools. Kibuuka’s response followed …

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Gov’t scraps Covid-19 vaccination campaign in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministries of Education and Health have scrapped plans of vaccinating learners against COVID-19 in school. Over 16 million learners aged 5 to 17 years were supposed to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, the ministries had planned to roll out mass vaccination campaigns in schools between …

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Education minister halts allocation of funds from private sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has reportedly halted the allocation of funds and distribution of physical items that have been donated by non-state organizations in an effort to facilitate the recovery of the education sector citing foul play from ministry officials. …

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Why young pupils are burning schools in Uganda

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire investigators have established that dormitories burnt at two separate schools last week in Wakiso district were set ablaze by primary four and primary seven pupils. It started with fire at Young Elite School in Kasokoso, Kira Municipality where a dormitory was burnt in afternoon …

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