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Public schools struggling to pay teachers in candidate classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government aided schools are struggling to pay teachers not on the payroll. Since the reopening of schools for candidates and finalists by government, schools that are partially supported by the government and under the PTA are struggling to operate. Martin Muyingo, the headteacher Makerere College …

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No need for radios, we want schools to reopen – Parents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several parents have insisted that the government reopens schools for learning instead of purchasing radios to be distributed to households. In September, President Museveni ordered for the reopening of schools but only for candidate classes after more than six months of inactivity. Museveni said that …

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Health Ministry baffled by reports of COVID-19 cases in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has started investigations of the source of COVID-19 infections in schools following a number of cases reported in Masaka and Gulu districts. The development comes after 45 students from several educational institutions reportedly tested positive for the virus in Masaka …

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130 districts receive face masks for candidate learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in 130 districts have received face masks for candidates in P7, S.4 and S.6 as a measure to observe the standard operating procedures that were put in place by government before the reopening. This follows the presidential directive to the ministry of education …

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FDC asks gov’t to pay examination fees for all candidates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has joined parliament to demand government’s intervention to help clear Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB registration fees for candidates in private schools.  At the beginning of this month, Parliament passed a resolution urging the government to meet the cost of …

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Schools in Arua reopen without inspection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than ten government and private schools in Arua district have reopened without inspection. The Ministry of Education and Sports embarked on inspecting all educational institutions across the country to gauge their readiness and ability to implement the Covid-19 standard operating procedures before they reopen. …

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Seven mores reopen after reassessment in Bunyangabu

Bunyangabu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Seven more schools have been cleared to reopen in Bunyangabu district after a reassessment exercise headed by the District Education Officer and members of the education department. This brings the total number of cleared schools to 111.  The seven had initially scored below 60 per …

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