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14:31
14:31

Schools in Fort Portal Struggle to Operate over Delayed Release of Capitation Grant 1 1

Capitation grant is computed based on school’s enrollment. The government provides 10,000 shillings for each pupil under the Universal Primary Education -UPE. Those under Universal Secondary Education are allocated 41,000 Shillings and 85,000 shillings for O’ and A’level respectively.
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Fort Portal Private Schools Struggling to Conduct Practical Exams Due to Financial Challenges 4 1 Top story

At Kabarole Adventist Secondary School, the Head teacher, Joshua Kagaba, says that to enable candidates sit their first paper, he was forced to use half of the teachers’ salary to buy laboratory equipment and chemicals.
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Seven Teachers in Fort Portal Arrested for Failure to Wear Masks Steven Asiimwe 1 1 Top story

According to the guidelines, all staff and learners are required to wear face masks all the time. Schools are expected to ensure learners wash hands, observe the recommended social distance of 2 meters and record the body temperature of everyone in the schools.
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35-Year-Old Woman Sits PLE in Fort Portal Angelica Kabasita 1

She says she was forced to go back to school last year and start from primary six where she had dropped out from after her workmates turned her into a laughingstock that she was the most illiterate person in their circle. She says she was also tormented by her inability to express herself in the English Language.
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Mountains of the Moon University Gets Charter

The Vice-Chancellor of the Fort Portal based University Dr Edmund Kabagambe says the good news was published in the Uganda Gazette on March 29, elevating the institution to a level that makes it comparable to a public one, in line with the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act.
07:31
07:31

Private Schools Hit Hard by Suspension of USE Funding capitation grants 2

In 2012, the Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding with proprietors of selected private schools to implement USE under the Public Private Partnership PPP. Since then, government has been paying 47,000 Shillings per student per term for students in private schools. A total of 792 private secondary schools have been receiving the grant. In January this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports suspended USE funding to private schools for senior one and senior five entrants.
15:54
15:54

Tooro Education Fund Rolled Out fr. pascal kabura 1 1

The seven beneficiaries of the fund include three girls and four boys and are from the districts of Kabarole, Kamwenge, Bunyangabu and Kyenjojo.
07:59
07:59

Gov't Take Over Will Not Affect University-Mountains of the Moon Vice Chancellor janet museveni 3

Professor John Kasenene, the Vice Chancellor Mountains of the Moon University, says that since the Presidents directive was made public, there have been concerns from students and lecturers who are a worried that a lot will change when the institution is in the hands of government.
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Museveni Directs Take Over of Mountains of the Moon and Busoga Universites busoga university

In the letter, Museveni also notes that given the popularity of university education, government has established public universities in West Nile, Lango, Teso, Ankole, Kabale, Acholi and Bukedi and that there are plans to establish more in Bugisu, Sebei, Masaka, Bunyoro, Mubende and Karamonja.
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Parents Demand an End to Examination Malpractices patrick rwakaikara 3

Charles Asiimwe, a parent says that the good performance of the district is overshadowed by cases of exam malpractices.
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Mountains of the Moon University Applies for Gov't Take Over 4 1 Top story

Professor John Kasenene, the Vice Chancellor Mountains of the Moon University , says they can no longer afford the high costs of running the institution.
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11:49

New Districts Struggle to Offer Secondary Education bunyangabu district 3

John Kisoke, the Kyegegwa District LC V Chairman and Education Secretary, says government should fulfill the policy of having a secondary school at every sub-county.
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School Management Committees Demand Funding from Education Ministry uwezo 1

Andrew Kajura, a teacher at Karambi Primary School notes that some teachers have taken advantage of lack of supervision by the committees to dodge classes.
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Kisomoro Vocational Institute Struggles to Operate 3

Suzan Kabahuma, a student studying metal fabrication says that government should provide support to the institute. She explains that without vocational training there would be no qualified support staff to work in the construction and mechanics sector.
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Teachers, Students Shun Ntoroko Seed Schools teacher absentseem 3

The schools include Ibaale, Rukoki and Rwebisengo. At Rukoki Secondary School, there is a fully equipped library, adequate classroom blocks and sanitary facilities. The facilities were constructed by the government last year but there are 79 students and only five teachers. Rachael Masika, the head teacher says that the school has the capacity of enrolling more than 1,000 students.
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Activists Demand Strong Action against Child Abuse world vision 2

A study conducted last year by Uganda Youth Development Link indicated that 40 percent of the girls as young as 13 are married off before they complete their primary education cycle. The study established that parents in the districts of districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko, were marrying of girls in exchange for cows, goats and other household items.
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Uproar As UPE School Moves to Buy Vehicle for Head Teacher richard alituha 2 1

Parents of Njara Hill Primary School in Fort Portal have protested a decision by the Parents Teachers Association PTA that each pupil contributes 22,000 Shillings to purchase a vehicle for the head teacher. The PTA committee wants to purchase a Toyota RAV4 at 20 million Shillings as a reward to John Bagonza for good performance. The Universal Primary Education school with 900 pupils was the best in Kabarole with all its 79 candidates passing in Division One.
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Fort Portal Library Turns to Public for Support reading materials 1

Diana Kobugabe, the Librarian says that the library has started a campaign to solicit funds from the public and organisations for support. Kobugabe explains that quarterly releases by the government are not adequate to keep the facility functioning. Records indicate that since 2011, funding from the government has reduced from 10.6 million to 4.9 million Shillings in 2015.
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Parental Negligence, Teacher Absenteesim Cited For Poor Performance In Kabarole head teachers

Patrick Rwakaikara, the Kabarole District Education Officer, says that the schools inspectorate department will be strengthened to ensure that teachers attend to their duties.
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14:57

Kabarole Leaders Demand Investigations into Exam Malpractices patrick rwakaikara 4

Leaders in Kabarole district have called for investigations into the rampant cases of examination malpractices. Kabarole district has in the past two months been in the spotlight after the Uganda National Examinations Board- UNEB withheld Primary PLE, Ordinary Level UCE and Advanced Level UACE results of several candidates on allegations of cheating.
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