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EDUCATION: 20 years of UPE

Focus moves to raising quality of learning Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | In 2018, schools under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) sat more students for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) than non-UPE schools; 476,130 (or 70.9%) out of 671,923 candidates. It was another sign that it was as right to …

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Headteacher arrested for charging fees at UPE school

  Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A primary school head teacher in Mbarara district has been arrested for unlawfully soliciting for money from parents. Jolly Tumwebaze, the Head Teacher at Kabingo One Primary School in Nyakayojo Division was arrested after she reportedly sent pupils home for failing to pay …

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THIS WEEK: New report faults automatic promotion, UPE

THIS WEEK: New report faults automatic promotion, UPE A report on performance of Universal Primary Education (UPE) released by a think-tank Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) has faulted the Ministry of Education for the automatic promotion policy. Speaking at the launch of the report on Aug04, Dr. Susan …

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COMMENT: Reforms needed to fix Uganda’s education sector

COMMENT: By Musa Mayanja Lwanga & Anita Ntale Here are the major reforms Janet Museveni needs to fix floundering education sector The new minister of Education, who is also the First Lady – Janet Kataha Museveni, has an arduous task ahead of her if she is to improve the education sector. Despite the government’s …

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Dropping out or kicked out

Fundamental questions about high failures rates at PLE By Henry Mutebe This year, in January, the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) released the Primary Leaving Examinations. As you would expect, there were celebrations as the government authorities indicated that there had been an improvement from last year’s performance. Such statements …

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