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Lockdown: Parliament tasks gov’t to rescue stranded students in hostels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed government to quickly intervene and rescue starving students in different hostels and halls of residence who are currently stranded without food due to the COVID-19 lockdown. In March, President Yoweri Yoweri Museveni closed education institutions and announced …

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Tunisia hopes novel methods will aid virus fight

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  The feared impact of coronavirus on Tunisia’s fragile public health system has provoked a flurry of innovation from robotics to digitalisation efforts to bolster the North African country’s pandemic response. The government has even turned to students for help, asking the engineering school in Sousse, south …

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Gov’t erroneously sent UGX 2.2b to support students in China

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government erroneously sent Shillings 2.2 billion to support Ugandan students stuck in China following Corona virus outbreak, the Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary, Keith Muhakanizi has revealed. In a letter dated March 10, 2020, addressed to the Ugandan Embassy in Beijing, China, Muhakanizi says that the …

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Nawangwe lifts ban on Makerere student elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has finally lifted a ban on the long awaited students’ guild elections. The decision is contained in his March 6, letter to the Dean of Students Cyriaco Kabagambe. According to Nawangwe, the decision follows the publication …

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Trial opens for US students over Italy police death

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Two US students are expected to appear in an Italian court on Wednesday on the first day of their trial over the fatal stabbing last year of a policeman during a botched drugs bust. Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth have been charged with killing newlywed …

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West nile leaders seek equity in distribution of higher education loans

Arua, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Political Leaders and Educationists in the West Nile are calling for deliberate efforts by the government to ensure regional equity in the enrollment of students to the higher education loan scheme.    The scheme is managed by the Higher Education Students Financing Board-HESFB, a government …

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