May 17, 2024
Schools

Think Twice About Capping School Fees

(This article was first published in the New Vision on October 12, 2022) By Patrick Kaboyo On September 6, I was joined by Dr Denis Mugimba, the spokesperson of the education ministry, to discuss issues of school fees on a radio talk show. During the discussion, Mugimba raised a number of policy issues that were […]

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Which School Did Your Minister Attend?

New Vision compiled institutions where the new ministers studied, from primary school up to first university, to find out which schools gave the nation their harvests. A good school is usually reflected through the successful products. Hilary Bainemigisha and Umar Kashaka analysed the findings on which schools are the most represented. At primary school level, […]

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Picking A S1 School: Look Beyond Academic Grades

(This article was first published in the New Vision on July 14, 2021) By Conan Busingye Parents will soon start hunting for vacancies in secondary schools for their children set to join Senior One following the release of Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results by the Uganda National Examinations Board this week. The question then will […]

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Private School Owners Join COVID-19 Fight

(This article was first published in the New Vision on July 28, 2021) By Conan Busingye Education institutions in Uganda have been have been affected by COVID-19-induced lockdowns since March 2020, owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 last year. However, this has not stopped school owners from helping the Government in an attempt to curb […]

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Brace For Growing Cost Of Education

(This article was first published in the New Vision on 18 August, 2021) As you think of your child’s start of schooling in Senior One or Senior Five, do not forget to pay attention to the cost you are likely to incur, writes Conan Businge It is a fact that early care and education, in […]

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A School That Has Become A Death Trap

By Andrew Masinde            A path that leads to Namalu Mixed Primary School in Nakapiripirit district in Karamoja sub-region runs beside clusters of ramshackle houses. These decrepit structures inhabited by several families here are built close to one another, making this place near the school look like a refugee settlement. The place is filled with […]

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How Risky Is It To Open Schools Fully?

By Martin Kitubi The Government has already drawn up a plan on how academic institutions will reopen, starting with higher institutions of learning, including universities. According to the plan, tertiary institutions will reopen in November starting with continuing first year students. Schools on the other hand, will re-open in January 2022 and that priority will […]

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4,300 Schools Face Closure Over Delayed Reopening

By Martin Kitubi  WITH the likelihood that schools will reopen in January next year, a total of 4,339 private schools are likely to close due to prolonged lockdown, a National Planning Authority (NPA) report has revealed. Of these, 3,507 are primary, whereas 832 are secondary schools. These schools depend on tuition fees to run. Without […]

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Govt To Reconstruct Kasese Schools

This article was first published in the New Vision on October21, 2021 By Conan Businge After months since River Nyamwamba floods swept away schools in Kasese district, affecting over 5,000 students, Vice-President Maj. (Rtd) Jessica Alupo has said they will be reconstructed. She made the remarks during her trip to the district, last week, to […]

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Going Back To University? Keep COVID-19 At Bay

This article was first published in the New Vision on October 27,  2021 By Maureen Nakatudde Next month, students in tertiary and higher institutions will return to school after a months-long COVID-19-induced lockdown. However, that does not mean that the deadly coronavirus disease is gone. In addition to vaccination, experts advise students to take other […]

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