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GOVT WARNS HMS ON FACILITY UTILIZATION AS WORLD VISION INVESTS 1.2B IN EDUCATION

Government has threatened to take action against head teachers who fail to optimally utilize facilities that the government often send to schools to aid learning of pupils.

This was revealed by the Ass Commissioner Primary Education Dr Tony C Lusambu during the flagging off of a consignment of education materials worth 1.2 billion shillings to benefit over 600 UPE schools in the 10 districts.

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These are some of the education materials being dispatched to some of the poor performing UPE Schools.

These materials worth 1.2 billion shillings will benefit 624 UPE schools in the 22 districts of Kibaale, Buliisa , Ofaka, Bundibugyo , Nakasongola, Pader, Gulu among others.

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The Ass Commissioner Primary Education Dr Tony C Lusambu warned head teachers who fail to optimally utilize facilities that the government often send to schools to aid learning of pupils in disguise of not exposing these materials to children in fear of spoiling them

According to Dr Lusambu, the ministry visited some up country schools that opted to keep the donated education materials in boxes depriving pupils of their right to utilize these materials to aid their studies.

He says the ministry will not hesitate to take away these education materials from those who keep them and give it to those who can utilize them.

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Lusambu adds that the donation will boost education in the selected areas whom he describes as the poorly performing districts where pupils had no access to current curriculum books.

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World Vision National Director Gilbert Kamanga says the 35 million US dollars investment is geared at improving the quality of Education in Ugandan Schools by focusing on the reading skills and also increasing the retention for children in schools by ensuring that no child drops out of School.

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The consignment of Education Materials is expected to boost Education in Ugandan Schools for a period of 2016-2020 ahead of the strategy to improve the reading skills and ensuring that no child drops out of School.

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UNEB WITHHELD 4525 UCE 2017 RESULTS

BY Maria Eyoru

The Uganda National Examinations Board, UNEB has withheld 4,525 results on allegations relating to exams malpractice.

At least results from 33 Schools have been withheld.

According to the Examining Body, there has been a general improvement in the

DRAMA IN KATO LUBWAMA ELECTION PETITION

High court judge Margret Oguli Oumo is expected to give her ruling on whether Habib Buwembo is a registered voter of Rubaga South ahead of the hearing of an application that he filed as a Rubaga South Voter seeking permission to file

Voting resumes tommorrow-EC Boss

EC Boss Dr Badru Kiggundu has announced that voting resumes tomorrow in areas where voters never exercised their rights.

Dr Kiggundu announced this during a

MUMBERE RULING FOR FRIDAY

Jinja – The High Court in Jinja will on Friday deliver its ruling on whether jailed Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere will be released on bail or not. Judge Eva Luswata set the date on Thursday after hearing of the bail application was concluded.

ULS RAPS GOVERNMENT ON POLLS

Kampala - The Uganda Law Society has added its voice to the growing chorus of condemnation of the treatment of FDC’s Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye who has been arrested 6 times in a space of eight days on charge neither clear nor communicated.

In a strongly worded statement, the society’s President

BESIGYE VOWS TO DEFY COURT

UTN Reporter

Nakawa - Former FDC Presidential flag bearer Dr. Kiiza Besigye has told Nakawa Magistrate Court that he will not return to court in respect of the treason charges unless investigations are complete and he is notified. Besigye made his stand before Grade One Magistrate Noah Ssajjabi as he appeared for further mention of this case this morning.

REGIONAL AIRLINES GET NEW FLEETS

Regional airlines are sprucing up their fleets with new aeroplanes. Ethiopian, Rwandan and Tanzanian airlines will receive new aircraft this week. Tanzania plans to have its Air Tanzania Company Ltd (ATCL) return to its regional routes.

FDC'S DEPUTY SEC GEN ARRESTED

FDC’s deputy Secretary Harrold Kaija was today arrested from the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi while addressing journalists during their weekly press conference.

Plier to his arrest Kaija condemned the police for besieging

TEACHERS DEMAND FOR FREE SANITARY PADS

A section of Primary School Teaches have demanded that they also benefit from the free sanitary pads meant for disadvantaged pupils. This follows a pledge by the President during the 2016 presidential campaign, to avail sanitary pads to all disadvantaged pupils in rural schools. The pledge came at the heal of the increasing number