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Health institute merges graduation ceremonies citing lack of funds

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least 146 students of St Elizabeth Institute of Health Professionals in Mukono Municipality who failed to graduate last year because of the failure by the institute to organise a graduation ceremony have finally graduated. The institute merged the graduation of last year’s students together …

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Security guard shoots Kampala University student dead

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Jinja Police are investigating circumstances under, which a security guard attached to Star React Security Guard Limited shot dead a third year student of Kampala university, Jinja branch. The deceased has been identified as Isaac Katagwa who has been pursuing a bachelor’s degree in hotel …

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Over 100 teenagers arrested during night parties in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Police in Kitgum district are holding 110 teenagers arrested while attending night events on Friday night.  The suspects mostly students who returned home for the third term holidays were arrested from hotels and night clubs that hosted “corporate” night dances within the municipality. Robert …

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Catholic institutions asked to rethink higher education approaches

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Papal nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco has challenged catholic founded institutions to rethink their way of teaching and front an ‘integral education in a fragmented world, full of contradictions.’   The Papal nuncio says that challenges stirred by development and the evolution of technology …

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SEATIN rallies teachers to improve students debating skills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Southern and Eastern African Trade Institute –SEATIN has asked teachers to help improve the debating skills of students.  Ambassador Nathan Irumba, also SEATIN executive director said that the fights and insults between different political camps is as a result of to lack of teachers …

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Withdrawal of army from Mak will be gradual-defence minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs Adolf Mwesige has said that the withdrawal of the army from Makerere University will be gradual.   On Wednesday, officials from the Ministry led by Mwesige, Lt Gen. Wilson Mbadi the Deputy Army Commander, the Minister of Internal Affairs …

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Besigye condemns student arrests at Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Former President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Dr. Kizza Besigye has condemned the arrests and detention of students at Makerere University for protesting against the 15 percent tuition increment. The increase in fees is being implemented so that all new students enrolling …

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Gangs dominate Secondary schools in Mbale town – Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A number of schools in Mbale town are witnessing an increase in gangs, comprising students, known for using drugs, encouraging bullying and violence in schools and increasing urban crime. A survey undertaken by Human Rights Activists Elgon Sub Region- HURA, a nonprofit Organisation operating …

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Hima Cement boosts girls school in Kamuli 

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hima Cement has commissioned and handed over a newly constructed girls’ dormitory at Luzinga Secondary School in Kamuli District. The ceremony that was presided over by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, took place on Oct. 10 at the school and was attended by …

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Gulu university student leaders protest poor state of toilets

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Students of Gulu University have protested the poor state of the university toilets. The students say the current state of the flush toilets and urinals is putting them at serious health risks.  Led by the Guild President Johnson Noowe, the students on Wednesday held a …

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