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Free Books to be distributed to schools: Government

Free Books to be distributed to schools: Government

At least 1,860 private schools will benefit from the government distribution of free textbooks to secondary schools. The Government is set to distribute 3.4 million textbooks to all secondary schools as part of efforts to promote the new O’level curriculum. The new curriculum is being rolled out in all O’level schools, starting with this academic […]

Student dies after being canned by teacher

Police are investigating the death of Ben Boy, who was canned by a teacher at school in Kabowa, Rubaga division. According to Onyango, on Wednesday morning, a Primary Seven science teacher decided to cane the candidates after failing what he termed as a simple exercise. He explained that the teacher decided to give one cane […]

Uganda’s Best Teachers to be Awarded

Uganda’s Best Teachers to be Awarded

TODAY Monday 30th November, 12 teachers will be awarded as the country’s best; out of the 700 others who were nominated for this year’s awards. The teachers, will be awarded, under the ‘Teachers Making a Difference’ awards; a project which was started as part of the Ugandans Making a Difference initiative launched in 2005. The […]

LDC throws out 50 students for missing online classes

LDC throws out 50 students for missing online classes

The Law Development Centre (LDC) has disqualified over 50 students for failing to attend online classes which were initiated as a stop-gap measure to lecturing during the ongoing COVID-19 era. This means that these students will not be allowed to do Third Term exams, which would have guaranteed them to proceed to Clerkship. The LDC […]

Police warn against ridiculing pregnant students

Police warn against ridiculing pregnant students

The Police have issued a stern warning to teachers, learners, and the general public against ridiculing students who got pregnant under the COVID-19 lockdown but are back in school to study ahead of their final examinations. The warning comes after candidate students returned to school and the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) allowing pregnant girls […]

Government finalizes plans for distribution of radios to households

Government finalizes plans for distribution of radios to households

As soon as the government releases the funds to pay for the radios, they will immediately be sent to the households upcountry. Government’s plan to send radios to various households in the country to help the parents and students who stayed home due to COVID-19, to continue with revision is in advanced stages. The education […]

Ministry to punish schools hiking UNEB fees

Ministry to punish schools hiking UNEB fees

  The official UNEB fees are sh34000 for Primary Leaving Education, sh164000 for Uganda Certificate Education and sh186000 for Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. The ministry says it is ready to take serious action against schools and headteachers. The ministry of education and sports has warned schools across the country to desist from hiking Uganda […]

Makerere University was Under Audit atTime of Fire

Makerere University was Under Audit atTime of Fire

According to the Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, yesterday said the university was being audited for the financial year that ended in June when their main offices were burnt on Sunday. Prof Nawangwe, however, said the documents for the Financial Year 2019/2020 had already been handed over to the Auditor General’s team, who […]

Lake Victoria Island child care, Uganda (Osanide Village) giving hope to children

Lake Victoria Island child care, Uganda (Osanide Village) giving hope to children

Many islands are known for being more of a crime infested places because of the lifestyle people live. Some of them have been ignored by the outside world who do not really know what goes on in them. Drake Kanaabo, a Ugandan evangelist is one of the people who have come up to make a […]

Should gene-editing be approved for its means or end

Should gene-editing be approved for its means or end

The notion of gene editing has taken phase to maybe advanced thoughts of people who may not be following progress in science and technology, what Bioethicists refers to as bio-technology. Many of us may have probably heard or known about stories of DNA tests that aim at creating identity. This identity is geared to find […]

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