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‘Startup investment is much more than a transfer of funds’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Investors in early-stage startups should expand their support to science and technology-based businesses beyond funding to incorporating transfers of skills or value addition post-investment. While delivering the keynote address during the Investor Summit of the 2022 National Science Week at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, …

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Mbarara science university develops new organic fertilizer

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara University of Science and Technology has developed a new organic fertilizer. The Organic Fertilizer, I-Soft Organic Fertilizer was innovated and developed by students of the Faculty of Agriculture and Livelihood in collaboration with the Mbarara Grapes Farmers Association, and Mbarara Agricultural Research Development …

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Katikkiro Mayiga cautions gov’t on teachers’ strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro Peter Mayiga has appealed to government to give equitable pay to both Arts and Science teachers in order to solve the current strike in schools. While addressing the Buganda Lukiiko on Monday, Mayiga said that Arts teachers are equally important to the nation …

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Teachers’ pay must correspond, MPs insist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have called on government to treat teachers equally following the increment in the salaries for science teachers in public schools. The increment which commences in the new Financial Year 2022/2023 locks out arts teachers, a development that has caused acrimony among different stakeholders with the …

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Science teachers stay away as Ugandan schools start term 2

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPDENT | Science teachers stayed away today as schools opened for the second term. The teachers stayed away as part of the industrial action announced three weeks ago to compel the government to enhance their salaries. Through their umbrella, Uganda Professional Science Teacher’s Union the science …

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Gov’t asked to make science education free

Government should put resources to free education, especially science education Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to make science education free. At the Kampala Innovation Week event, questions arose as to what should come first, between focusing resources on education or the financial empowerment of the …

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