Wednesday , September 23 2020
Home / Tag Archives: schools

Tag Archives: schools

Teachers Union faults gov’t approach to opening schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has criticized the government schools re-opening programme saying it has serious loopholes. UNATU secretary general Filbert Baguma says that the manner in which government has handled the situation is likely to disturb the education structure noting that there …

Read More »

Gov’t asked to reopen schools for third term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of private school owners under their umbrella Federation of Non-State Education Institution (FENEI) and the national private schools and institutions have asked the government to consider allowing the final students report for the third term if schools are reopened. Patrick Kaboyo, FENEI …

Read More »

Parliament demands clear gov’t position on schools re-opening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to immediately appear before parliament and provide the government position in regard to re-opening of education institutions. Kadaga’s directive followed complaints by a section of Members of Parliament in regard to the …

Read More »

Is it still possible for schools to reopen this academic year?

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There is growing anxiety on the proposed re-opening of educational institutions, which were closed in March, to protect the over 15 million learners in high-risk concentration centres, against the COVID-19 threat.   At that time of the closure, the idea was that learners could report back …

Read More »

Inspection of schools underway in Wakiso ahead of planned reopening

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Authorities at Wakiso district education department have resumed inspection of schools several months since they were closed in preparation for learners to return for studies, the district education officer Fredrick Kiyingi Kinobe has said. He says that district inspectors of schools will by Monday 14th …

Read More »

Schools re-opening

SCHOOLS RE-OPENING: The tough decisions to be made Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Aug. 26, news reports emerged that GEMS Cambridge International School in Kampala was set to close by December. The Uganda Radio Network, a syndicated news provider, called it “yet another non-medical causality of the COVID-19 …

Read More »

Kabale headteachers, parents question schools reopening

Kabale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As schools await the order to reopen for candidate classes later this month, school heads and parents sampled in Kabale district say they just do not have the capacity to put in place the required Standard Operating Procedures to resume operating. More than 15 million …

Read More »

Teachers attitude chasing sicklers from school

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many children battling sickle cell disease fail to find peace in schools due to stigmatization from teachers who regard them worthless before other children. Sicklers claim that teachers describe them as feeble children who cannot succeed in life like normal students, on top of …

Read More »