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Government Aided Schools Ordered to Return Term Two Funds

In light of what has become obvious that schools won't be opening for the second term, the Ministry of Finance has directed all accounting officers and local governments to refund funds that were transferred to government-aided schools as capitation grant for the second term. According to a July 22 circular seen

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Uganda Registers First Covid-19 Death

Uganda has registered her first Covid-19, the Ministry of Health has announced. The  Director General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa made the announcement this Thursday evening saying that the deceased was a 34-year-old woman resident of Namisindwa District She presented with COVID like signs and symptoms: fever, dry cough, headache and

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Headteachers Ask Gov’t to Partially Re-Open Schools

Headteachers of government-funded schools and owners of private schools have met to consolidate their negotiations to convince the government to partially re-open education institutions. Meeting last week, the headteachers of government schools under their Association of Secondary School Headteachers of Uganda (ASSHU) agreed with their private school counterparts the Federation of

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Classes to Have 10-15 Students Per Classroom When Schools Open

With more than 15 million students seated at home due to the virus-induced Lockdown,  The Ministry of Health has set tough measures requiring primary education institutions to have at most 10 pupils per classroom and only 15 students for secondary schools, tertiary institutions and universities, before they can reopen. In a

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Nurse Under Investigation For Recording State Of Isolation Center In Masaka

A nurse and also victim of Covid-19 who on behalf of other patients recorded a video exposing the sorry state of an isolation ward at Masaka regional referral hospital is under investigation by police in Masaka. The Covid-19 task force together with Security authorities in Masaka District said they have already

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