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Muyingo Asks schools not to hike school fees

Muyingo Asks schools not to hike school fees

The minister of state for higher education Dr. JC Muyingo has urged private school owners to cooperate tirelessly with the parents as the country draws nearer to the reopening of schools. He cautioned them to create an environment that will attract non-candidates to enjoy school and avoid hiking school dues arbitrarily. Minister Muyingo made the […]

We want all classes open : School Proprietors

We want all classes open : School Proprietors

In March 2020, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of all education institutions following the outbreak of COVID-19 as a measure to prevent its spread. In October last year, the government with the advice of the scientists opened candidate classes and finalists under strict observance of the COVID-19 Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs). On Monday, the […]

Guidelines for reopening of schools: Government

Guidelines for reopening of schools: Government

The government has agreed to reopen schools for none candidate classes, except pre-primary, which argues that the children are incapable of observing the standard operating procedures. “The education institutions should be allowed to open for non-candidate classes in a staggered manner that will ensure compliance with COVID-19 Standard operating Procedures (SOPs0) and safety,” Government said. […]

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 […]

Dr. Nabukenya is Makerere’s new acting deputy VC finance

Dr. Nabukenya is Makerere’s new acting deputy VC finance

Dr. Josephine Nabukenya has been appointed acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, in charge of Finance and Administration, for a period of one year; until a substantive Deputy is appointed. Nabukenya was appointed this week by the Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma; to deputise Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. Prof. Suruma’s instructions are grounded in powers vested in […]

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 […]

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