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UNATU raises concern over safety of teachers when schools re-open

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Teacher Union has said that the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs that were released by the education and health ministries to guide the re-opening of schools raise more questions regarding the safety of learners and teachers.  Last week, President Okayed the reopening of …

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Teachers Union faults gov’t approach to opening schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has criticized the government schools re-opening programme saying it has serious loopholes. UNATU secretary general Filbert Baguma says that the manner in which government has handled the situation is likely to disturb the education structure noting that there …

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Schools re-opening

SCHOOLS RE-OPENING: The tough decisions to be made Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Aug. 26, news reports emerged that GEMS Cambridge International School in Kampala was set to close by December. The Uganda Radio Network, a syndicated news provider, called it “yet another non-medical causality of the COVID-19 …

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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 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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