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Kitgum parents asked to isolate students

  Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents in Kitgum district have been asked to isolate their children who returned from school pending a mass Covid-19 testing exercise. The caution from medical workers and leaders comes just a day after 47 students out of 280 who were subjected to the RDT …

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1,500 stranded students evacuated so far

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1,500 students have so far been transported to their homes after they were stranded in the taxi and bus parks in Kampala. Since Tuesday, the government has been providing transport to clear the numbers of students stranded in Kampala to get back to their upcountry …

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Makerere University students stranded in hostels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than thirty students of Makerere University are stranded in hostels following the closure of education institutions. On Sunday, President Museveni announced fresh restrictions as part of measures to control the COVID-19 transmissions in the country in face of the second wave of the pandemic. …

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Transport fares hiked, students stranded

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several students from schools in Mukono district are stranded due to lack of transport following the abrupt closure of schools to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our reporter found Clair Nansimbe one of the students at Paul Mukasa Secondary school stuck …

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Gulu College of Health Sciences suspends new fees structures

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu College of Health Sciences has quashed the new fees structures following a protest by the students. On Wednesday, the students went on strike over tuition increment. While breaking off last month, second-year students and finalists received circulars indicating an increment in tuition fees. According …

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Makerere University students appeal for grace period to clear tuition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The examination season at Makerere University has ushered in anxiety among students especially finalists who are finding it hard to clear tuition. According to the university policy, each student is required to clear their fees balance before they receive permits granting them permission to access the …

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Kilembe secondary school closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kilembe Senior Secondary School in Kasese municipality has been temporarily closed over a students protest.  Last week the students locked their classes and marched to the office of the Resident District Commissioner protesting teacher absenteeism.  They were advised to go back to school as leaders …

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