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In Uganda’s Karamoja Region, Kids Graze Cattle and Attend School at the Same Time

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

Literacy rates in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region are some of the lowest in the country. To encourage parents to send their children to school, the government is coming up with innovative ways to provide access.

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Fake It to Make It: Forged Credentials a Risky Shortcut to Success in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessEducation

Local people know Kampala’s Nasser Street as a one-stop shop for all kinds of printing services – including forged credentials. These documents are one way to access opportunities in Uganda, but are the risks that come with them worth it?

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Unrepaired Bridge Strands Schoolchildren in Ugandan Village

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In Uganda, the government allocates funds to villages to address various infrastructure repairs. Yet in one village, a major crossing point remains unfixed, and children are missing out on school because of it.

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Parents Torn Between Bribing Teachers or Reporting Them in Ugandan Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

In Uganda, high levels of corruption extend even to schools, where parents often give teachers gifts to help their children get ahead. Teachers can receive warnings and even be fired for accepting, but it hasn’t deterred some parents from gift-giving – or even some teachers from demanding it.

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Late Payments to Examiners Force Ugandan Graduate Students to Wait Years for Degrees

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

When a Ugandan graduate student completes coursework on time and writes a thesis or doctoral dissertation according to the schools’ timelines, they still have to wait years to receive their degrees. Why? A bureaucratic snafu over money is keeping them from getting their hard-earned degrees.

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Uganda Takes Steps Toward Accessible Education with New Special Needs Exam Effort

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

This year, special needs students across Uganda were better able to take their exams, thanks to support provided by the national exam board. The initial response has been positive, but many argue that the new effort is only the first step.

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Two Years After Ban, Corporal Punishment Still Used, Debated in Ugandan Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationLegislation

In 2016, Uganda categorically banned corporal punishment in schools. But two years later, as students continue to report being beaten, and experts debate the merits of caning, the issue remains far from settled.

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Ugandan Government Tries, Fails to Close Unlicensed Private Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

Cheaper fees tantalize low-income parents to send their children to for-profit institutions. But many of these schools fail to meet even basic standards, such as separate dorms or toilet facilities for boys and girls.

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Ugandan Government Tries, Fails to Close Unlicensed Private Schools Copy

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

Cheaper fees tantalize low-income parents to send their children to for-profit institutions. But many of these schools fail to meet even basic standards, such as separate dorms or toilet facilities for boys and girls.

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Ugandan Boys Raise Rabbits to Pay for School

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

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