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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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NRM Liberation Day

Kampala - The NRM government says it has performed with excellence to its expectations in the thirty years of its administration.The Secretary General of the ruling National Resistance Movement Justine Kasule Lumumba says the NRM government has brought about many developmental changes in the different sectors especially the road network to boarder points

KATIKKIRO WARNS 0N HEALH CARE

Buganda Kingdom katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has urged people always to care about their health status, as the only way they can fight poverty and change their status. Katikkiro urged everyone to go for HIV tests, so that they start medication

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.

FUELEX BOX CHARGED

Fugitive proprietor of Fuelex fuel stations who was arrested yesterday at Entebbe International airport , has this evening been charged in connection with smuggling over 13 thousand litres of fuel into the country.

John Imaniraguha who appeared before the Anti Corruption

KABAFUNZAKI CASE ADJOURNED

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Kololo - Embattled Minister of State for Labor Herbert Kabafunzaki has this afternoon appeared before the Anti corruption court for mention of his Corruption case and two others.

MUSEVENI ORDERS DIVERSION OF ROAD FUNDS TO HUNGER

KAMPALA. President Museveni has directed the diversion of funds meant for Road Construction to procuring food items for the drought and hunger stricken areas country wide. The directive comes after several districts country suffering long droughts and subsequent hunger situations. The most affected include Isingiro, Bukomansimbi, Lwengo,

NSSF IN CAREER EXPO

The national social security fund has today officially opened the 4th career expo with a call to university students to have a saving culture. The students were urged to continuously seek for career advancement opportunities if they are to have a better future. Barbra Arimi, head of marketing and communication at the National Social Security Fund apprehended the poor saving culture among the youth, putting forward reason for its dire need./p>

POLICE FOILS “TOGIKWATAKO” MEETING IN KAMPALA

By UTN Reporter

Police in Kampala has foiled a meeting organized by Civil Society Organizations working with Parliament to discuss the controversial age limit bill.

SOUTH AFRICAN DPP URGES GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO PROSECUTORS

The South African National Director of Public Prosecutions advocates Shaun Abrahams calls on African Government to provide top security to prosecutors given the nature of crime that happens of late. Mr Shaun was speaking at the first maiden memorial lecture for the late Joan Kagezi, who was slain by unknown assailants a year ago. Shaun was the main speaker at the lecture