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Teachers rally parents to return learners to school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of schools around Kampala are rallying parents to return learners to school. This follows the low turn up of primary four and five pupils.  The learners resumed classes on Monday, after the academic year was prematurely cut short on March 18, 2020, …

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Poor state of schools in Bunyangabu worries leaders

Bunyangabu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Katebwa Sub County in Bunyangabu district have raised concerns over the poor state of government schools in the area.  The schools in the sub-county are operating under unfavorable conditions, which have affected learning.  The situation is worse in government primary schools, many …

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Gov’t clears schools hosting marking centres to reopen for all classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has cleared schools that will host marking centres to reopen for all classes. The Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB selected over 40 schools mainly in Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, and Luwero districts to host the marking activities. The selected institutions include …

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PLE: Rain, rain, go away

Heavy rains disrupt start of PLE, late start expected in many places Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Heavy rains have this morning disrupted the start of the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE in different parts of the country.  At many examination storage centres, there were no teachers to receive the materials. …

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Schools, health centres benefit from UNICEF WASH project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Children’s Fund-UNICEF has distributed water, sanitation, and hygiene-WASH supplies to schools and health centres across the country. The programme has been extended to 1,172 government-aided primary schools and 472 health centres ranging from health centre IIIs to regional hospitals. However, several components …

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Breastfeeding in school: Learners narrate their experience

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robinah Acam, a 21-year-old candidate sitting her O’level examinations at Lira Town College is one of those benefiting from a policy that allowed pregnant and breastfeeding learners to complete school this year. The policy came after public outcry on the number of candidates who conceived …

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