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Rwanda Police warns over corporal punishment in schools

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda Police has cautioned teachers against administering corporal punishments to students in form of disciplining, saying that such acts amounts to “criminal actions.” The warning follows separate cases where teachers have been arrested for severely beating and injuring pupils. Among those arrested is a teacher …

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Nakaseke district stuck with 27 chronically ill teachers

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakaseke District is stuck with 27 teachers who are incapable of teaching over suspected mental and other chronic illness.   Some of them have been down with cancer, AIDS, mental illnesses and a combination of ailments that have made them unable to teach, according to a …

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Gov’t to award best performing primary schools Teachers with land

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government is going to reward the best three performing primary teachers with land titles for their exceptional work in promoting learning in government funded schools. The three will be part of 58 teachers that will be awarded during the 2nd National Primary Teachers Conference that …

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Museveni, teachers strike deal to suspend strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Teachers Union- UNATU has agreed with President, Yoweri Museveni to suspend the planned teacher’s strike for one term as government mobilizes funds for their salary enhancement. UNATU had called for industrial action starting Monday 27th, 2019 to compel government to enhance teacher’s …

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Education ministry to hire 22,000 teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Education and Sports Ministry is set to hire 22,000 teachers in the 2019/2020 financial year, URN has learnt. This follows the lifting of a ban on teacher recruitment by the Finance Ministry. Last year, the Finance Ministry stopped attempts by Ministry Education and Sports …

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Primary school teachers degree program excites educationists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists have welcomed a move by Kyambogo University to introduce a Bachelor’s Degree programme in Primary Education. They are optimistic that the programme will improve professionalism and efficiency among primary school teachers. Teacher education in Uganda is delivered mainly through primary and national teacher …

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