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GHANA: 140 students receive Chinese ambassador scholarships

Cape Coast, Ghana | Xinhua | A total of 140 Ghanaian students were awarded Friday the Chinese ambassador scholarships for their excellence in Chinese study in a ceremony at the University of Cape Coast (UCC). Addressing the ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Lu Kun voiced hope the scholarships will help …

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Makerere University students to boycott council organized elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Makerere University students have vowed to boycott the planned universal suffrage elections scheduled for Saturday. The University Council is planning to hold a universal suffrage election across all colleges and halls of residence to elect a Constitutional Review Commission that will participate in …

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UBA launches the inaugural National Essay Competition

UBA Uganda launches inaugural National Essay Competition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | United Bank for Africa-Uganda through its UBA Foundation has launched the National Essay Competition to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of senior secondary school students countrywide. The competition is an education program introduced by the bank to …

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Gov’t students demand increase of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students in public universities are struggling to survive amidst the increasing prices of commodities. This has forced students from Kyambogo, Gulu, and Makerere Universities to demand an increase in the living-out allowance. At Makerere University, government-sponsored students who reside outside the university receive at least …

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Mbarara University students protest over delayed allowances

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) on Tuesday protested over the delayed release of their allowances. The allowances include a living-out allowance of 870,000 Shillings and a faculty allowance of 100,000 Shillings. Scovia Nakyazi, a student of Medical laboratory science and also …

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Gov’t students demand payment of allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students at Makerere University are demanding their allowances before the closure of the semester. The students say that it is a few weeks to the end of the semester but they are yet to receive part of their allowances. Some of the students have …

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Parents to pay for school property destroyed in strike

Kaliro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents of St John Comprehensive Secondary School Kaliiro in Lyantonde District have been asked to repair and replace the property that was destroyed in a students’ strike. On Sunday, students held a strike accusing the administration of feeding them poor quality food and high-handedness …

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Outdated medical school curriculum worries experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The content of the curriculum used to teach students in Uganda’s medical schools is out of touch with the current needs of the country, and experts are worried. Prof. Joel Okullo, the Chairman of the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council that regulates medical practice …

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Five of 15 students who protested rising prices get bail

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five out of the 15 students who were arrested last week and remanded for protesting against the increased prices of various commodities in the country have been granted bail by Buganda Road Magistrates Court. The group is jointly charged together with ten others …

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