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VC Nawangwe recalls suspended Makerere students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe has revoked the suspension of 16 students sent home after they participated in a demonstration over online lectures. The suspension recall comes after the intervention of the students Guild President Shamim Nambassa who also championed the protest against …

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IUIU alumni to support vulnerable students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Alumni Association has unveiled a scholarship fund to support vulnerable students to attain University education This was part of the activities during the third annual dinner of the IUIU Alumni Association held at Hotel African on Saturday evening, which …

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University loan scheme to soon cater for students in humanities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Higher Education Students Financing Board plans to support Ugandan undergraduate students doing humanities. Initially, the scheme was targeting students pursuing degree and undergraduate diploma courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs. According to the government, this was also to help in …

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Teachers worried about content overload for senior six students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Secondary school teachers are worried about the amount of work students in senior six need to learn before they sit for national examinations in November. According to the teachers, the students who normally spend the majority of their time in S.6 carrying out revision ahead …

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Ten Makerere students arrested in demo against online-only studies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students on Monday demonstrated against online lectures, calling for full reopening of the institution. According to the university calendar, today was the first day of semester one of the new academic year.  Only first-year students are physically at the campus, while the …

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Opening of Seed School delays, learners in Masaka back to fishing

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners in Bukakata Sub County have returned to fishing following the delayed opening of a government seed school in Masaka district. They are engaged in different fishing activities on the landing sites of Kaziru, Lambu, Kachanga, and Nansere located in Bukatata sub-county, Masaka due …

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Move gov’t scholarships to loan scheme – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to move funds for all government scholarships to the Student Loan Scheme under the Higher Education Financing Board for equal access by all students. Legislators said the current format in which scholarships are awarded favours …

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Gov’t asked to increase funding to public universities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Public universities have asked government to increase funding for the living out allowances for government sponsored students. In a meeting with the Committee on Education, the Senior Planner for Lira University, Tom Richard Atim said that since the inception of the university in July 2015, …

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Students protest ban on carrying bags at campus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students are protesting a move that stops them from carrying bags into universities. Following the Tuesday Kampala twin bomb explosions, several officers in charge of security and the university management issued directives stopping students from carrying bags to the campus as one of the measures …

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