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JOBS: PACT Deputy Chief of Party Zimbabwe

  Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The four-year USAID funded project, Civic Engagement for Accountability and Democracy in Zimbabwe (CEADZ), aims to contribute to improving accountability and democratic governance that serves an engaged citizenry through increasing the influence of Zimbabwean citizens, acting …

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Floods destroy property in Ntoroko

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kanara Town Council in Ntoroko district are counting losses after floods ravaged the area. The floods which started on Saturday following a rainstorm, destroyed homes, schools and killed several animals.  Hannifah Kabahweza, one of the affected residents, says that the floods killed 20 …

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Modernity, lifestyles fueling hypertension in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics are recording an increase in cases of hypertension among children in urban schools. The increase is linked to lifestyles, which include among others, lack of physical activity, the food they eat and overweight Body Mass Index. Prof. Roy William Mayega, an epidemiologist at …

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Congestion increasing respiratory diseases in schools-Medics

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Diseases of the upper respiratory system are on the rise in boarding schools possibly due to congestion in dormitories, according to medics. Most common among them is Tuberculosis and Rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease that develops as a complication of inadequately treated strep …

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Educationists want review of national language policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists are demanding for a review of the National Language Policy. The 2007 National Language Policy mandates District Language Boards to promote the use of the local languages in primary schools and improve literacy in the district. However, educationists say that the policy has …

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40 schools face closure over failure to meet standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 40 schools in Kasese municipality are facing closure for alleged failure to meet the minimum requirements. Emmy Kayiiri, the Assistant Principal Education Officer Kasese Municipality, says the affected include kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Some of the affected schools are Kasese …

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Land ownership wrangles threaten Wakiso schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The future of government aided schools in Wakiso District is uncertain as their founders reclaim part of the land they are occupying. Most of the government aided schools in Wakiso were founded by the church, community members and many others were built on land donated …

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Pornography cited for rise in sexual violence in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | School administrators in Lira have blamed access and exposure to pornographic materials for the rise in cases of sexual harassment and violence. The administrators of Lira Central Primary School told the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sexual Violence that some students and adults in the community …

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Police deployed in schools to curb exam malpractice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have been deployed in schools suspected of being involved in examination malpractice. The Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education- UACE started on Monday. Police Operations spokesperson Samson Lubega, who is also a representative on the UNEB Examination Security Committee, says that the officers were …

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