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Govt to Borrow UGX 1.4 Trillion to Fast-Track Pledge on Seed Schools, Health Centres

25 Nov 2020 · Information obtained from the World Bank website indicated Uganda will receive up to $240 million (approximately 889 Billion shillings) which will be paid back in 35 years with a grace period of 6 years. According to a cabinet decision passed on Monday, UGFIT-II will benefit both the education and health sectors.

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Govt to Borrow UGX 1.4 Trillion to Fast-Track Pledge on Seed Schools, Health Centres 1 1 Top story

Information obtained from the World Bank website indicated Uganda will receive up to $240 million (approximately 889 Billion shillings) which will be paid back in 35 years with a grace period of 6 years. According to a cabinet decision passed on Monday, UGFIT-II will benefit both the education and health sectors.
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Soldiers Learn Railway Sleeper Making to Support Standard Gauge Railway Construction 1 2

The rails are made out of metals, iron bars and concrete. According to Asiimwe the government needs 110 dollars to buy one bar from abroad but a locally manufactured rail can cost 47 dollars. Each kilometer of a railroad takes about 1660 sleepers.
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Girls Outnumber Boys as UNEB Registers Pregnant Ones for National Exams 3

The Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has credited the ministry of Education for the guidance it made to schools to take on the teenage girls that became pregnant during the lockdown saying this has ensured a higher number of female candidates than expected .
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Kyambogo University Final Year Student Tests Positive for Covid-19 1 3

Last week, the student developed COVID-19 signs and she reported to the university medical center where she was advised to go for a covid-19 test at Makerere University, where she tested positive. She is now receiving treatment at Namboole COVID-19 treatment facility.
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Remote Learning Program Puzzles Govt, Experts Call for Process to Re-open Schools 5 1

Without funding, the homeschooling program seems to be hitting a dead-end but Muyingo says that they are going back to the drawing board to come up with a new plan that can offer a form of continuous learning to over 10.2 million non-finalists up when the government will fully reopen the education institutions.
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MUBS Strike: Non-Academic Staff Invigilating Examinations 2 1

On Monday, MUBS management decided to deploy a section of academic staff who didn’t participate in the strike alongside non-academic staff to invigilate the examinations. Our reporter observed that most of the examination rooms were being manned by non-teaching staff donning blue shirts and navy blue trousers.
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Amudat District Children Lose Out Completely on Learning Since Lockdown 2 1

Amudat does not have any radio station at all, while the nearest, Heritage FM based in Nakapiripirit is not received in the area. The only radio station listened to in Amudat is Kenya’s Kalya which is based in Kapenguria. Kalya broadcasts in Kiswahili and Pokot languages without any education program, according to residents.