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Scarcity of teachers in UPE schools

There is a move on to paralyse UPE schools yet they help 85% of the local pupil population get basic education COMMENT | RICHARD MUGISHA | There is a move going on to paralyse Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools in Uganda which I would like to put to everyone’s attention. Remember …

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Displaced teachers establish “tent school” for students in Rafah

GAZA | Xinhua | Now being displaced to the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah, Nihad Badreia, a Palestinian teacher, established a “tent school” for about 600 school-age children living in a refugee camp, as the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict has deprived students of their studies for nearly seven months. “It’s too …

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Luwero teachers wait longer for Feb, March salaries till end of April

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers in Luwero District’s secondary schools and tertiary institutions will have to wait another month to receive their February and March 2024 pay. Asaba Innocent Birekeyaho, the Luwero District Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), has communicated the uncomfortable news to the affected officers. Teachers have not …

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Govt sends team to Nakaseke to investigate teachers ‘exams’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The incident in Nakaseke, where the district chairperson, Ignatius Kiwanuka Koomu subjected primary school teachers to exams, has drawn the attention of Parliament which is calling for government intervention. Under Koomu’s directive, the P.7 mock exam was administered to teachers from schools that …

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Teachers in Nakaseke made to sit ‘exams’ after poor PLE results

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forty primary seven teachers in Nakaseke district have sat examinations to test their competence after their candidates failed Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE. According to the PLE results for Nakaseke district, 604 candidates (12.9%) passed in the first division, 2,706 candidates (57.9%) in the second division, 728 …

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Debate rages on Lower Primary language of instruction policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The language of instruction in lower primary is emerging as a contentious subject before the Education Policy Review Commission-EPRC. In one of the last public hearings of the commission, the Acholi parliamentary group joined the dissent against the current policy of using local language …

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Cabinet approves National Teacher Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has given the green light to the National Teacher Bill which among other things seeks to usher in a new era of professionalism among teachers at all levels. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, confirmed that the …

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Teachers’ institute programmes gain NCHE approval, open next year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Institute of Teacher Education (UNITE) has received formal clearance from the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) for its academic programs. Dr. Betty Ezati, Chairperson of UNITE’s establishment taskforce, has confirmed the development, marking a crucial step in UNITE’s preparations to …

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