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Police cyber team probes loan scam affecting over 6,700 people

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police forensic and cyber teams are probing circumstances under which more than 6,700 people including police officers and teachers lost their money in loan scams over the last one year. It is alleged that the police officers, teachers and other public servants were …

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Teachers relief funds will go directly to individual SACCOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The executive director at Microfinance Support Centre, John Peter Mujuni has said that each teachers’ SACCO will directly get its money. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni pledged to avail 2 billion shillings to the revolving fund from which teachers could get loans to create side …

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Constitutional court drops UNATU’s petition against KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has dropped a petition by Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU against Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for denying teachers representation in the council just like other professional bodies. The five member panel of the Constitutional Court justices led by Kenneth Kakuru dropped the petition …

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Private school teachers in Gulu receive food aid

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers from private schools in Gulu municipality have received a donation of relief food. The food donated by Calvary Chapel and distributed through the Gulu COVID-19 taskforce and was handed over to about 540 teachers on Sunday. The donation was 5 tonnes of maize …

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Teachers asked to incorporate sexuality education in lessons

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education has asked teachers to integrate aspects of sexuality education in lessons. Henry Semakula, a senior official in the Ministry said on Monday that they want the teachers to spend a few minutes in whatever subjects they are teaching to hint on sexuality …

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Private school teachers surviving on handouts from parents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of private school teachers are surviving on handouts from sympathetic parents as school proprietors are unable to pay them because of the lockdown. Private schools are majorly dependent on tuition paid by learners to finance their operations. The abrupt closure of the …

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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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Kampala raid on schools nets 74 teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 74 teachers were this afternoon questioned by the police after being rounded up in an enforcement operation of measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Of these, 21 of the teachers were picked from Kabojja Junior School, where, according to the school …

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