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Never too late: 80 Year Old Enrolls in Primary One

The search for knowledge never ends. Even age is never an issue.

Daily Monitor

Soroti- Most people in their 70s and onwards have retired from the daily slog of work and live a less active life. Not Joyce Atim, an 80-year-old resident of Opiro village, Soroti Sub-county, Soroti…

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Added by Hillary on February 21, 2014 at 4:07am — No Comments

Microsoft names Gayaza among best global schools

From Daily Monitor

Gayaza High School in Mpigi District has been recognised by the Microsoft Corporation as one of the best academic institutions in the world.

The honour comes after the school participated in a world-wide competition in which 80 schools were shortlisted.

In an e-mail sent out on…

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Teachers to get 50% pay raise in the next Budget

In an interview with Uganda's minister of education and sports, Jessica Alupo. The minister tells The New Vision the highlights and achievements.

what are your major achievements this financial year?



We intensified our efforts to improve the quality of education at all levels. secondly, as a country, we have managed to review the curriculum,…

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Candidates start UCE exams

About 273,032 candidates have today started the Ordinary level examinations this year. Of these, 107,977 candidates are under universal secondary education. There will also be 977 candidates from South Sudan sitting at 19 centres. Their examinations will be taken on the same dates of UCE examinations in Uganda.

Thousands of students could miss their S.4 exams after private schools implementing government’s free secondary education warned that they will…

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Added by Hillary on October 17, 2011 at 5:11am — No Comments

Strikes in Uganda's Education

Makerere University lecturers are on strike and the students have been sent home. The government has threatened to sack the striking lecturers.

Today, the third term of the secondary and primary academic calendar begins, but teachers and the umbrella Uganda National Teachers Union are on strike too. The teachers, who want a 100 per cent pay raise, first went on strike in July.

All the strike have a 'money' element in them.

The government insists that there is no money to…

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Added by Hillary on September 5, 2011 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

UCE Exams Begin Today

The Uganda Certificate Examinations candidates sit their final national examinations beginning today, October 18th, running unto November 23rd.

About 264,635 candidates have registered for the exams with at least 104,000 of them registered under USE programme, the pioneers of the free secondary education scheme.



The candidates will start with Geography, one of the compulsory subjects. The final paper, Computer Studies, will be done on November…

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Teacher Professional Development Program

Teachers Without Borders will in early mid-october launch it's teacher professional development program in peace education. The program will be available for free online, and we will also be introduced through workshops, the first one set to take place in Jos, Nigeria.

This program provides teachers with the strategies, basic tools, and techniques for putting peace…

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Added by Hillary on September 21, 2010 at 12:13am — No Comments

Makerere University Staff Strikes

Both academic and non-academic staff at Uganda’s largest and oldest public university, are on strike.

The strike is of Government’s failure to recover the staff's pension funds amounting to sh17.7b from the National Insurance Corporation (NIC).

The money is said to have accumulated between July 1996 and 2005, when the company operated the Makerere staff pension scheme. The contract ended five years ago.

Makerere says NIC owes sh17.7b for about 2,000 workers, while the corporation… Continue

Added by Hillary on August 24, 2010 at 12:22am — No Comments

Student Dies after Falling off the Bed

Mulusa Senior Secondary School in Luweero district, central Uganda, ended the second term on a sad note after a senior four student fell off a triple decker bed and died moments later.

Isaac Kwesiga, died during the hustle and bustle of Friday morning as the students of the mixed day and boarding private school prepared to leave for holiday.

Luweero district Police commander Samuel Bamuzibire said after he hit the back of his head on the ground. Isaac died at the nearby Njovu clinic… Continue

Added by Hillary on August 9, 2010 at 12:05am — No Comments

Government to Recruit Primary Teachers

THE Government is to recruit 9,549 primary school teachers to cover almost all districts in the country.

The recruitment will be handled by the respective District Service Commissions since all primary schools are controlled by the local governments.

The move will increase the number of primary school teachers on the Government payroll from the current 124,630 to 134,179.

Last financial year, 5,860 primary teachers missed joining Government service due to insufficient funds at… Continue

Added by Hillary on July 29, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Early Closure of School Term

A circular released by the Ministry of Education and Sports orders all schools in the country to close on August 6 instead of August 13 as stated in the national school calendar.

The directive also brings forward the reporting date for third term to August 23, instead of September 6. “This will provide two weeks of

remedial work in preparation for final written and practical

examinations,” states the directive.

Since some schools may temporarily close as candidate classes sit… Continue

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Second Term Begins

Today marks the start of the second term in Uganda. Primary and Secondary schools are opening classes after a one month holiday. The second term is regarded as the busiest term because candidate classes finalise their
syllabuses ahead of the national examinations.

National teachers’ colleges, community polytechnics, and primary teachers colleges have also opened for the new term today.

Added by Hillary on May 23, 2010 at 11:27pm — No Comments

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