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Bat valley pupils, teacher spend first day without meals

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Pupils and teachers at Bat Valley primary school spent the first day at school without lunch.   The head teacher, James Wonyaka, says the school had no funds to provide the learners with meals following their return after a six month’s break.  He says that …

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Seven teachers in Fort Portal arrested for failure to wear masks

Fort Portal, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Seven teachers in Fort Portal Tourism City were arrested on Thursday morning for failure to wear masks as schools reopened for finalists. The teachers were picked up as Kabarole Resident District Commissioner– RDC, Steven Asiimwe moved around schools to ensure strict adherence to …

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Fagil Mandy urges Ugandan teachers to get side hustles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two top renowned educationist have weighed in on the situation of teachers in the COVID-19 era, and advised the teachers in Uganda to embrace entrepreneurship at the same time as they continue imparting knowledge. Ahead of the education institutions re-opening for candidates and finalists, …

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New crisis in schools as part time teaching is banned

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   School administrators have been pushed against the wall by the Ministry of Education’s directive that blocks teachers from part-timing in multiple schools. The decades-old model that enables private schools to affordably access skills of the best, experienced teachers without paying full salaries is also falling victim …

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Museveni allows learners, teachers to use public transport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has given further clarifications allowing teachers and learners to use public transport if the transporters can observe the recommended standard operating procedures. As part of the guidelines for reopening, the Ministry of Education had barred teachers and learners from using general …

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Private teachers uncertain about proposed loan scheme

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Private school teachers have expressed uncertainty about the funding availed by the government through the Microfinance Support Centre, to help them overcome the challenges they are facing amidst the ongoing closure of schools.  The government has availed 22 billion Shillings to be injected in several …

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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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