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Heavy rains destroy houses, schools in Mukono

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About ten houses and two schools have been destroyed following a heavy downpour and thunderstorms that devastated the Mukono district last evening.  The incident happened in Kimenyedde sub-county where rains removed rooftops, washed away houses,  household properties and plantations. Also affected were two schools; Springfield …

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Two students shot dead, another critically injured in botched robbery

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Two students of St Joseph`s College Layibi School in Gulu City have been killed and another critically injured in a suspected robbery at a neighboring school.  The deceased students have been identified as Brian Rubangakene and Emmanuel Okeny while the injured is Kenneth Rubangakene. According …

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Busitema university students strike for missing lectures

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Students of Busitima University Mbale branch have staged a demonstration accusing their lecturers of failing to conduct lessons for three weeks.   The students locked their lecturers inside the campus before storming the streets with placards condemning their lecturers for failure to teach them.   Some of …

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Ugandan students in Algeria demand unpaid stipend

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  74 Ugandan students in Algeria are stuck with no money to meet their basic needs after the government failed to pay their stipend for the last seven months.  The Algerian government offers at least 100 scholarships to Ugandan nationals, through an annual scholarship programme administered …

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Schools in Gulu struggle to operate as parents fail to pay fees

Schools are struggling to operate effectively with pending fees arrears from students and parents Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Gulu city have decried financial difficulties due to uncollected fees from students sitting the Uganda Certificate of Education – UCE exams. In 2019, the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni …

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