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Luwero school director remanded over defilement

  Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Luwero Grade One Magistrate court has remanded the director of Kings Palace Primary School in Luwero Town Council over alleged aggravated defilement and child trafficking. Jonah Ssebanenya is accused of allegedly defiling six pupils aged between 13-17 years who were PLE candidates …

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Education Minister issues guidelines on timeline for teacher degree requirement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Janet Kataha Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports, has issued fresh guidance regarding the timeline initially established for educators to attain a minimum bachelor’s degree qualification. In 2019, the government introduced a transformative teacher policy which among other things phased out lower qualifications for …

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Teacher jailed 8 years for defiling pupil

Yumbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Yumbe Magistrates Court has sentenced a teacher of Kumari Primary School in Koboko district to eight years in jail for defilement. Bosco Atiku, 36, a teacher of Kumari Primary School in Koboko District defiled a primary seven pupil of Omgbokolo Primary School in Yumbe …

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Pupil arrested for attempted poisoning of teacher

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | A primary five pupil of Ntayigilwa Primary School in Ikumbya sub-county, Luuka district was arrested on Tuesday for attempting to poison his teacher for punishing him for arriving late at school. The eleven-year-old pupil allegedly prepared three pieces of roasted maize, which he laced …

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Army Court denies bail to two teachers accused of assaulting student

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nakasongola Army Barracks Unit Disciplinary Court has denied bail to Corporal Jackson Bitaryebwa and Private Enoth Tindimwebwa, both teachers who are accused of assaulting a student. The two reportedly beat up Andrew Kasita, a Senior One student at Nakasongola Army Secondary School on …

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Teacher arrested over aggravated defilement

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale city are holding 26-year-old, Joel Situma, a teacher at Nabuyonga Primary School for defiling a 12-year-old primary six pupil. According to Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, the police apprehended the suspect after receiving a report from the victim’s mother. He …

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Court bailiff arrested over Luwero teacher’s murder

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luwero have arrested a businessman and court bailiff over the murder of a teacher. Nathan Ssebugulu a Mathematics teacher at Mulusa Academy Wobulenzi town and Luwero Seed Secondary School both in Luwero was found killed on 25th February , 2023. It’s suspected …

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LUWERO: Police Flying Squad hunt killers of teacher

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Luwero District have by the Flying Squad unit to track the killers of a Secondary School mathematics teacher. Nathan Ssebugulu’s body was found dumped in Katikamu near the Kampala-Gulu highway after a two day search. Police say they suspected that he was …

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Gov’t rolls out new inspection tool to curb teacher absenteeism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education in Uganda has announced the rollout of a new smartphone-based inspection tool to curb the systematic absenteeism of headteachers and teachers in public schools. Ketty Lamaro, the Permanent Secretary of the education ministry says that leveraging technology, the new tool named …

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Germany faces biggest teacher shortage in 50 yrs: association

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Germany’s education system is facing the “biggest shortage of teachers in 50 years” as a result of education policy failures, the country’s teachers’ association said on Friday. The problem is largely “self-made,” association president Heinz-Peter Meidinger told the Rheinische Post newspaper. The number of new teachers has …

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