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UPE: 15 headteachers in trouble over failure to account for UGX 81M

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least fifteen primary school headteachers in Luwero district are in trouble for failing to account for Shillings 81 million disbursed to their schools under the Universal Primary Education programme. In 2019/20, Luwero district received over Shillings 2.1 billion from the Ministry of Education and Sports …

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UPE schools in Nakaseke remain empty two months after reopening

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several government primary schools in Nakaseke district are still half-empty two months after reopening. The government reopened schools on Monday, January 10th 2022, after 22 months of unprecedented closure triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The schools are expected to break off for holidays in April. …

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New set of learners threaten to overwhelm Govt schools

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several government schools in the Luwero district are constrained due to overwhelming numbers of learners who returned following the lifting of the COVID 19 lockdown. Learners resumed studies on January 10th, 2022 after 22 months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, several …

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Head teachers ask gov’t not to abolish PTA fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Universal Primary and Secondary Education Schools have asked the government not to abolish the PTA fees paid by learners. On Monday, the Minister in charge of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, said that the Cabinet had resolved that all Universal Primary (UPE) and Secondary …

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Gov’t wants charges in UPE, USE schools abolished

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet is proposing free and compulsory primary and secondary education when schools reopen early next year. The cabinet on Monday agreed that all forms of charges that have been collected from learners in Universal Primary Education-UPE and Universal Secondary Education-USE schools should be abolished. Dr. …

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Ride on Parish Development Model to provide meals to learners-UDN

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda government has registered some progress in the implementation of Universal Primary Education (UPE) but the high school dropout rate especially in the northern region due to lack of meals for learners is of concern. As such, the executives at Uganda Debt Network, a civil …

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Poverty undermines Uganda’s public education

How the incidence, depth, duration, and timing of poverty together influence a child’s educational attainment COMMENT | HAMZA WAMONO | March 2020 will forever be remembered in the education community as the month when all schools in the country shut their doors. The government instituted nationwide school closures due to …

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