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18:38
18:38

Parliament Demands Comprehensive Plan on School Reopening 2 1

The Minister of state for higher education John Chrysostom Muyingo informed MPs that the government is still vaccinating teachers and has promised to bring a comprehensive report on the matter within one week.
07:33
07:33

Mobilization Gaps Could Dent Efforts to Vaccinate Kampala Teachers vaccination 1 1

Fred Mwebe,29, who turned up to inquire about the procedure at Kitante Primary School center vaccination center told URN that 22 out of the 29 teachers at Green Valley Junior School, Kalerwe travelled to their home towns when the president announced the lockdown. He says that they have failed to reach some of the teachers on their known mobile telephone numbers.
08:25
08:25

40 Percent of Children in Eastern, Southern Africa Not in School- UNICEF East Africa

Across the region, UNICEF reports that over 32 million children are estimated to be out of school because of pandemic closures due to second and third waves in some countries or have failed to return once their schools opened earlier this year.
15:00
15:00

Mak Researchers Innovate Digitalized COVID-19 Surveillance System For Learning Institutions MOH 2 1

Ssewanyana says that while many mobile applications have been developed to offer solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be the first custom made for learning institutions. It was designed to suit and favour the learning environment especially higher institutions of learning.
15:33
15:33

Amuru COVID-19 Taskforce Struggles to Track Evacuated Students From Kampala Gulu Univerity 1 1

Michael Lakony, the LCV Chairperson says that they don`t have records of the students and are cash strapped and lack enough resources including transport to follow up and monitor their conditions.
11:08
11:08

260 Students Evacuated From Kampala to Gulu Namayiba Bus Park 2 1

On Tuesday, well-wishers who include Gulu University, Ker Kwaro Acholi, the Acholi cultural institution and Guruguru Fraternity, a loose coalition of friends and business associates, dispatched six buses to rescue students trapped in Kampala following a spike in public transport fares.
10:53
10:53

Over 320 P.6 Pupils Abandon School in Moroto 2 1

Aleper says they cannot trace 161 boys and 117 girls who have failed to report back to school. He explains that most of the affected pupils are from Rupa and Tapac sub-counties where major mining activities take place.
12:25
12:25

Re-Opening Schools For Non-Candidates Still a Big Puzzle School Re-openings 3 1

Eleven months after school closures due to the covid-19 pandemic, Filbert Baguma, the Uganda national teachers Union executive secretary says that at this rate the government needs to think outside the box and develop several strategies for different situations and different schools.
18:28
18:28

Schools Opt for Credit to Purchase Thermometer Guns, Food Capitation Grant 5 1

Pader Acting District Education Officer Francis Olwoch told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that although schools in the district have been able to purchase the requirements especially thermometer guns and handwashing facilities, most obtained them through credit.
16:27
16:27

Pader Task Force Stuck with COVID-19 Patients Hosted in School Premises Ministry of Health 1 2

At least 90 students, among them 83 males and seven females, all in their final year are expected to resume classes at Kilak Corner Technical Institute in Pader Sub County when schools reopen on October 15. But the district is currently stuck with 29 COVID-19 patients at the school dormitory which was turned into isolation centre a month ago.
05:49
05:49

Besigye Ridicules Homeschooling Program education system 2 1

Besigye said that it is a mistake, first of all, to think that the homeschooling program can yield results in Uganda. He also expressed worry that private schools can be left to 'die' under the guise that government schools will cover the gap.
13:24
13:24

Damaged Latrines Put School's Re-opening In Balance Save the Children

According to Onen, they only have UGX 800,000 in their account to re-roof and renovate the two latrines and the teacher`s house which was housing two classroom teachers, yet they need at least 5 million for the work.
16:14
16:14

MPs Advise Education Ministry to Cancel Academic Year 4 1 Top story

According to MPs, it is not feasible to re-open schools for the continuation of the academic year amidst the burden of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that were put in place to tame the virus.
14:51
14:51

Vice Chancellors Forum Wants Student Loan Scheme Revised Effects of COVID-19 3 1

Appearing before the National Economy Committee of Parliament on Wednesday, the Executive Director of the Vice Chancellors Forum, Professor Paul Mugambi noted that some Universities could close while others will not pay salaries for their lecturers. The committee is scrutinizing the effects of COVID-19 on businesses.
07:51
07:51

UCU Suspends Staff duties, Won’t Pay Salaries from June 1 dr john senyonyi 1

In a note to staff on Friday, UCU vice-chancellor Rev. Canon. Dr. John Senyonyi said the circumstances had made it impossible to continue paying staff normally. He said that the closure of the university since March 20, 2020, means they can’t collect fees from students, a key source of income for the university.
14:32
14:32

Mbarara Hospital Gets UGX 234m to Construct Permanent Isolation Centre 2 4 Top story

Dr Celestine Barigye, Director Mbarara Hospital appreciated the contribution saying that 108 million Shillings will be used to construct the Isolation center and the rest will be used to handle the volunteers and buy personal protective equipment.
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