May 18, 2024

Chase For Grades Hurting Children’s Mental Health

(This article was first published in the New Vision on November 9, 2022) Most learners in Ugandan schools are given the option to either pass exams or repeat classes. Some are threatened with expulsion from schools if they do not attain the passmark. Experts say this is sending many children into depression and anxiety, writes […]

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Fixing mental illness in schoolchildren

Several children struggle with mental illness at schools in Uganda. Researchers and mental health specialists have argued that the heavy curricula and competitive examination systems are partly responsible for this problem. Agnes Kyotalengerire sought ideas from parents, mental health experts and teachers for how to combat mental illness in schoolchildren. Dr Hellen Namusoke, a paediatrician […]

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