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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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KAWEESI MURDER: FORMER KAYIHURA AIDE RECALLED FROM ALGERIA

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

Former personal assistant to the Inspector General Of Police now an attaché to the Algerian government Jonathan Baroza has been ordered to report back home to battle charges related to the murder of the former police spokes person Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

BRIEFCASE FIRMS BLAMED FOR COLLAPSING BUILDINGS

The Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering has pinned unregistered briefcase companies for the rampant collapse of buildings in Kampala and other parts of the country.

Another major contributing factor to the collapsing of buildings is caused

MOTHER DRAGS SON-IN-LAW TO COURT

By UTN Reporter

Gulu - Drama ensued at the Gulu Grade One Magistrate’s Court after a woman sued her son-in-law for allegedly breaking into her house and stealing beans.

POLICE, UPDF BURN HOUSES IN MUBENDE

Mubende - A combined force of the Uganda Police and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces have set ablaze over 400 houses in Mubende leaving over 1200 families homeless. The incident took place in two Parishes of Bujjuuko and Kabulamuliro in Maduudu Sub County, Mubende district, where over 3000 residents illegally settled on an over 5 square Miles land owned by an Indian Investor Ali Abasi.

ECWERU GETS TOUGH ON BETTING SHARKS

The Minister for Disaster Preparedness and refugees Musa Ecweru has called for tough sanctions on betting and gambling sharks to enable youths engage in productive activities. Ecweru says the betting houses especially in rural areas should be sternly regulated, and restricted to only certain hours of the day, so that youths can engage in productive agriculture.

JUDGE DIRECTS DPP IN JAMIL MUKULU SUIT

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Kampala High Court judge Eva Luswata has further adjourned the hearing of the case against former ADF rebel leader Jamil Mukulu and 38 others to 14th June following fresh emerging

BOOSTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

Lutheran World Relief, a global nonprofit organization, has come up with a strategy of increasing production of legume seeds over a period of 5 years. The pilot project is part of the $118 million initiative targeted at incentivizing and rewarding high impact agricultural innovations that promote global food security, health and nutrition and benefit smallholder farmers through

EU DISPATCHES OBSERVERS TO VILLAGES

Kampala - The European Elections Observer Mission to Uganda has dispatched off Observer teams to different parts of the Country in preparations for the February 18th General election.

The teams dispatched this Morning from the Sheraton Hotels in Kampala comprised of a total of

AGE LIMIT DEBATE NOT OVER YET- KAFEERO

The initiator and mover of the ill fated private members bill Eng. Kafeero Sekitoleko seeking for an extension of retirement age of judges, has revealed that the battle for the same is not yet over.

Eng Kafeero Ssekitooleko’s bill proposed that the Chief Justice’s