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I Haven’t Been Convinced On Why DGF Was Closed-EU Envoy civic space uganda 1 3 Top story

In an interview with EU Ambassador, Pacifici, says that the EU under the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was supporting Independent media organizations, whose fund was halted by the President.
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MOE Gets Equipment to Enable Long Distance Learning for BTVET Institutions 2

The equipment which consists of laptops, data storage sticks, projectors and smart boards was given to 10 institutions. These include; Ntinda Vocational Institute, Nakawa Vocational Institute, Rucid Organic College, Lwetanga Farm Institute, Sesse Farm Institute, Busitema Univerity and Kaberamaido Technical Institute. Other institutions include: National Instructors College Abilonino, Bobbi Polytechnic and Bukalasa Agriculture College.
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UNESCO, WHO Launch Global Standards For Improving Health in Schools

An estimated 365 million primary school students have gone without school meals and significantly increased rates of stress, anxiety and other mental health issues have been reported.
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School Closures Due to COVID Should Be Temporary -WHO School Re-openings 1

According to the UN agencies, prolonged closure of schools stops learning from taking place, which will leave children vulnerable. They say the government should prioritise the re-opening of schools as lockdowns are lifted, and develop frameworks to ensure safe environments.
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African Artists Take Creative Approach to Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic 1

They are creating public service announcements, songs and music videos as part of an online campaign called #DontGoViral which has already reached more than 90 million people in the past week alone. The most recently uploaded content includes a remix of Bobi Wine’s Coronavirus Alert performed by the Ugandan activist and vocalist, Nubian Li.
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Gov’t Asked to Scrap Promotional Examinations, Waive School Fees COVID-19 Lockdowns 1

Some of the measure that governments are being asked to consider include; scrapping promotional examinations, moving classrooms to open places such as under trees and putting in place social distancing measures that could see learners study in shifts. Once in schools, the use of masks by teachers, leaners and staff should be considered to reduce exposure or spread of diseases causing aerosols.
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School Closures Expose Startling Disparities in Digital Learning Digital solutions 1 Top story

In Uganda, where more than 15 million learners were affected by the lockdown, nearly 90 per cent do not have household computers while 82 per cent are unable to get online. Similar figures cut across the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, according to figures compiled by the Teacher Task Force, an international alliance coordinated by UNESCO, using data from the UN agency’s Institute for Statistics and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
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Minister for Karamoja Affairs Calls for Protection of Mt. Moroto 1 2

UNESCO says Mount Elgon itself is a volcanic massif, well known for its outstanding plant diversity, its role as a vital “water tower” for the region, and for its cultural significance.
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Lamwo Levies UGX1,000 Per Pupil For Sanitary Pads early pregnancy 3 1

Richard Ocen Kwang, the Chairperson of Standing Committee on Health disclosed that several schools lack emergency first aid kits which significantly provide life skills that helps reduce fatalities and enables the faster treatment of injuries to potentially save lives.
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