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Ministry revises academic year, students to report for second term

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Education authorities have revised the Academic Year schedule to allow students to report for the second term of school this month, as part of the phased reopening of educational institutions across the country. The Academic Year was prematurely cut short on March 18, 2020, as …

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Institutions allowed to reopen for final year medical students

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |The government has allowed Universities and other educational institutions with final-year students undertaking health-related training to reopen and enable students to complete their studies. It is hoped that this will fill the human resource gap that the health sector is likely to face as COVID-19 …

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Makerere asks willing students to start internship

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University management has revived plans to send students for internship, field attachments, and recess during the ongoing lockdown. The university had prematurely called off the internships in July amidst concerns from some sections of the public on the timing of the program which …

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Twelve Ugandan students awarded European Union scholarships

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Twelve Ugandan students have been awarded scholarships to pursue Master’s degrees at different European Universities. Uganda Radio Network-URN learned that the EU is to spend an average of 60,000 Euros (220.4 million Shillings) annually on each student.   While speaking at the send-off event for the students …

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Hostel owners ask students to pick property

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Hostel proprietors around Kyambogo University have started calling up students to pick up their property, saying they can no longer keep it. A number of students left their property in the privately owned hostels when government announced the closure of all learning institutions in the …

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Ministry advises parents with students in Algeria to take charge

 Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Education and Sports has advised parents with first-year students undertaking different educational programmes on bilateral scholarships in Algeria to ensure that they keep on facilitating their children as government has still failed to send them funds.    Records indicate that the Algerian …

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Tanzania to issue loans of about 200 mln USD for university students

Dar es salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA | Tanzania’s Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) announced on Tuesday that it will issue 464 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 200 million U.S. dollars) for 145,000 students in universities and high learning institutions in the 2020-2021 academic year. HESLB, in a statement, informed students …

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Universities petition NCHE over e-learning guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Universities and other institutions of higher learning have asked the National Council for Higher Education to reconsider guidelines barring them from implementing e-learning teaching without all students. The idea of ensuring that the online mode of learning doesn’t exclude any continuing student was first …

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