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Makerere University students stranded in hostels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than thirty students of Makerere University are stranded in hostels following the closure of education institutions. On Sunday, President Museveni announced fresh restrictions as part of measures to control the COVID-19 transmissions in the country in face of the second wave of the pandemic. …

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Transport fares hiked, students stranded

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several students from schools in Mukono district are stranded due to lack of transport following the abrupt closure of schools to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our reporter found Clair Nansimbe one of the students at Paul Mukasa Secondary school stuck …

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Gulu College of Health Sciences suspends new fees structures

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu College of Health Sciences has quashed the new fees structures following a protest by the students. On Wednesday, the students went on strike over tuition increment. While breaking off last month, second-year students and finalists received circulars indicating an increment in tuition fees. According …

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Makerere University students appeal for grace period to clear tuition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The examination season at Makerere University has ushered in anxiety among students especially finalists who are finding it hard to clear tuition. According to the university policy, each student is required to clear their fees balance before they receive permits granting them permission to access the …

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Kilembe secondary school closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kilembe Senior Secondary School in Kasese municipality has been temporarily closed over a students protest.  Last week the students locked their classes and marched to the office of the Resident District Commissioner protesting teacher absenteeism.  They were advised to go back to school as leaders …

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Kilembe secondary school students strike over teacher absenteeism

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Students of Kilembe Senior Secondary School in Kasese municipality on Thursday staged a demonstration accusing the teachers of absenteeism.  The students locked their classes and marched to the office of the Resident District Commissioner protesting teacher absenteeism.   Some of the students who spoke on condition …

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Billions worth of self-study materials rot unused in school stores

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Self-Study Materials that were distributed to schools as part of the interventions to supplement teaching-learning activities in covid-19 disrupted learning period are gathering dust in stores. The Ministry of Education contracted three different publishers including; Baroque Publishers, MK Publisher, and Fountain Publisher to print and …

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Teachers college administrators arrested for denying students exams

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Busia district have arrested two college administrators for blocking their own students, numbering 29, from sitting for final exams. The suspects have been identified as Affan Lubanga, the director Destiny River Primary Teacher’s collage-PTC which is in Iganga district and Benson Kabusira the …

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