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07:32
07:32

Special Needs Schools Stressed as Parents Neglect Responsibility 1 5

According to Oketcho, parents are expected to contribute Shillings 400,000 to cater for meals, scholastic materials, and utility bills. Part of the money is also used to pay contract staff.
17:19
17:19

MOE, Save the Children Launch Go Back to School Campaign 1 4

The campaign will mainly target disabled children and learners who were involved in business when schools closed, teenage mothers, and parents who are still hesitant to take children back to school.
16:17
16:17

School Reopening: Govt Won’t Stop Non-Compliant Schools from Resuming 2

According to the Education Ministry, the Department of Education Standards last inspected schools in September 2021 and the findings indicated that only 30% of schools had pending issues that required action before they qualify to reopen.
11:41
11:41

UNRA Conducts Dry Runs on Entebbe Expressway 3 1

During the dry runs, motorists were given dummy toll cards but told that they will continue to use the Expressway at no cost until the payment officially starts on January 6.
10:36
10:36

Parents Hesitate Paying Fees As School Reopening Draws Nearer 5

Jolly Nyinamariza, a parent in Kamwokya, says that she is still skeptical about the proposed school reopening next month. She explains that prior to the second lockdown she had paid tuition for her two children in upper primary but the government abruptly closed the schools.
07:34
07:34

Government Reinstates PTA Fees 2

Muyingo says that after several consultations, they agreed to reinstate PTA fees but caution teachers against making it compulsory.
18:09
18:09

Capitation Funds Not Enough for Renovations-Gov't Schools 5

Florence Mabaale, the headteacher of Kasubi Family primary school, says the capitation grant cannot be enough to work on all the needs of the school. She said that they are trying to improvise to ensure that the learners get a conducive environment
14:15
14:15

Schools Plan Psychological Re-Orientation of Teachers, Learners on Reopening Before Classes Resume 8 1

According to Thomas Kisolo Kitandwe, the headteacher Kampala Quality, the psychosocial support of the learners and teachers is a priority. He explains that in the period of two years both the teacher and the learners have gone through a number of challenges and ignoring the psychosocial well-being will be a mistake. He says the school will be meeting the teachers on December 28, 2021.
06:23
06:23

Govt To Support Private Schools On Internet Data, Electricity and Water bills 5

According to the ministry of education, UMEME has agreed to give schools a grace period of twelve months in which to pay any outstanding electricity bills. Since the first lockdown, both private and government schools have been lamenting the utility bills and asking the government to intervene.
12:34
12:34

Education Ministry To Release School Reopening Plan Next Week 4

On the issue of transportation, Dr.Mugimba says the government needs to consult with the school managers to see how the learners can report safely. He says they want to ensure that during the reporting process learners do not spread the virus as they congregate for public means of transport. He says that during the second lockdown covid 19 spread very fast among the learners at the time when they were returning home as schools were closed.
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.
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.
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.
16:37
16:37

Internet Tax Frustrates SafeBoda Operations in Kampala 6

Safeboda is accessed by connecting to a mobile application downloaded from the Google Play store for android phones and the App Store and phones that are powered with iOS technology. For the service to work, one has to open the SafeBoda app, which requires the internet, to type in their destination and request a ride.
17:03
17:03

Private Schools Ask Education Ministry to Expedite Release of School Calendar 4

Private schools are concerned that the delayed calendar is affecting their preparations for the new academic year.
19:38
19:38

Gov't Warns Tertiary Institutions Against Admitting Unvaccinated Students 4

Dr Monica Musenero, the Minister for Science and Innovations who is also a member of the national COVID-19 task force, asked all institutions to abide by the President’s guidelines. According to Dr Musenero, the learners were given adequate time to get vaccinated. She insisted that vaccines are accessible in many centres across the country.
18:04
18:04

EU, UNESCO Want Sanctions for Perpetrators of Attacks on Journalists media freedom 6 1

Ambassador Pacifici says that most of the injustices against journalists have been taken to court but no person is arrested or prosecuted for the crimes.
08:56
08:56

Technical, Craftsmen Selection Taken to Communities to Attract Students 2 6

Now Loy Muhwezi, the Commissioner Technical, Vocational Education and Training says with the new decentralized type of selection, people have to choose between the TVET and the general education but not the usual placement based on performance.
11:51
11:51

Parliament So far Fails to Implement Vaccine Card-for-Access Directive Ministry of health 1

On Thursday last week, Among notified Members of Parliament that starting this week, they will be required to present Covid-19 vaccination cards to attend sittings. This would include staff and members of the Parliamentary staff.
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