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10:08
10:08

Pandemic Impact On Education More Severe Than Predicted- New Report 1 Top story

The loss according to the report titled; The State of the Global Education Crisis: A Path to Recovery report published by World Bank-UNESCO-UNICEF, is equivalent to about 14 percent of today’s global Gross Domestic Product-GDP.
20:02
20:02

Vaccination Remains Key To School Reopening – Education Ministry 1 3

Although President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni stated last month that the economy will reopen with or without vaccination come January 2022, the Education ministry insists that the vaccination response will determine the reopening to avoid closure when schools reopen.
19:48
19:48

World Bank Rep Advises Gov’t to Expand Instructional Time When Schools Reopen 6 1

Schools in Uganda have remained closed for over 80 weeks, which is the longest school closure recorded across the world, yet the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown which led to the closure of schools is projected to worsen the already waning learning outcomes in the country.
10:45
10:45

Gov't Yet to Decide On Feeding Mechanism For Learners 2

In 2013, the government came up with the school feeding and nutrition guidelines that were aimed to improve the child's health, nutrition and education performance. However, this is yet to be implemented.
14:40
14:40

Uganda's Teenage Pregnancies Five Times Higher than COVID-19 Positive Cases 1 2

On average 32,000 teenage pregnancies have been reported every month during the COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda. The total number of recorded pregnancies is five times the number of cumulative COVID-19 positive cases that have been reported since 2020
19:52
19:52

Gov't Launches National Campaign to Curb Defilement, Child Marriages 3

The one-year campaign is aimed at mobilizing the country to address defilement, child marriages, and teenage pregnancies so that a structured social dialogue can take place to create awareness.
19:07
19:07

Ndejje Students to Miss Graduation over Failure to Complete Online Exams 3 1

A section of students of Ndejje University will not graduate after they failed to submit their examinations online.
13:34
13:34

Fresh Graduate Helps the Needy to Cope with COVID-19 Effects resilience 1 5

Nkwanga notes that charity has been a lifelong passion for him in that after making close to 100 job applications in vain, he resolved to take care of children that had lost parents during the Covid-19 crisis.
19:33
19:33

Parents, Schools Remain Green About School Reopening Process 1 4 Top story

It is expected that educational institutions will re-open in January 2022, after nearly two years of closure, according to an announcement made by President Yoweri Museveni in September. Since then, the education ministry has promised to release a revised school calendar and roadmap to the pre-reopening activities in vain.
16:19
16:19

Top Researcher Seeks to Identify Women at Risk of Developing Maternal Complications 4 1

Prof. Annette Nakimuli who has previously discovered the gene in African women that pre-disposes them to high blood pressure in pregnancy or preeclampsia will now be studying characteristics of women who are likely to suffer four maternal health related complications so that health workers can intervene early on. The complications include Preeclampsia, pre-term birth, still birth and intra- uterine growth restriction where a baby in the womb does not grow as normally expected.
19:06
19:06

Makerere University to Tag Salary to Work Attendance 1 2

Yusuf Kiranda, the University Secretary says that the policy is aimed at curbing absenteeism of both academic and support staff.
12:05
12:05

Public Universities Academic Staff Give Gov't Five Months to Fulfill Salary Enhancement Pledge 3

Dr. Robert Ojambo, the spokesperson FASPU says that the National Executive Committee reviewed their decision and resolved not to strike and instead petition the Education Minister to start negotiations before next year in March.
17:01
17:01

Head Teachers Ask Gov't Not to Abolish PTA Fees 5

On Monday, the Minister in charge of ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunisi, said that the Cabinet had resolved all Universal Primary (UPE) and Secondary Schools (USE) to stop charging learners any fees as schools reopen in January next year.
15:26
15:26

Gov’t Issues Guidelines for Admissions in Vocation Institutions 3 1

Previously, selection for TVET institutions had been conducted by the national selection committee alongside S.1 and S.5.
18:32
18:32

Gov’t Wants Charges in UPE, USE Schools Abolished 2

The cabinet that met on Monday agreed that government should abolish all forms of charges that have been collected from learners in Universal Primary Education-UPE and Universal Secondary Education –USE schools.
17:34
17:34

Janet Museveni -MPs Kololo Meeting Called Off 6 1 Top story

The House has been divided on the request by Education Minister Janet Museveni to meet MPs at Kololo Independence Grounds to discuss the re-opening of schools.
16:09
16:09

Lack of Legal Framework Hindering UBTEB Work 2

Due to the lack of a law supposed to put in place national examinations for these institutions administered by UBTEB, some institutions set and teach content that is not aligned to the set BTVET curriculum.
09:35
09:35

Dr. Ayume Appeals to Education Ministry Not To Rush School Reopening 1 3

Ayume’s remarks come at a time when several players in the education sector including fellow parliamentarians are tasking the education ministry to issue out an official road map for school reopening as the first step towards planning on resumption of physical teaching and learning activities.
06:08
06:08

Universities, Colleges Disregard Changes in Teacher Education Policy 1 5

Effective this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports, through the 2019 National Teacher Policy, phased out lower qualifications for teachers in favour of degree programmes. According to the policy direction, the ministry also stipulated that the teacher degree programme will be running for four instead of the normal three years.
16:49
16:49

Opposition MPs Object to Minister Janet Museveni’s Invite to Legislators at Kololo School Reopening 9 1 Top story

“You are the same people who have been complaining about opening of schools," said Among. Medard Lubega Sseggona, the Busiro East MP who said that Minister Museveni should be humble and do things neatly, and needs to recognize that Parliament supervises her and not the reverse.
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