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12:40
12:40

20 Schools in Apaa Township Fail to Reopen 3

Rodento Okot, the headteacher for Apaa Nursery and Primary School and Chairperson Headteachers Association Primary Schools says that the schools in the area are facing challenges.
14:08
14:08

Amuru Introduces Peer Clubs to Keep Pregnant Girls, Teenage Mothers in Schools Keyo Primary School 2 1

Apollo Okello, the Amuru District Education Secretary told URN that the clubs will be activated in all the 56 primary and secondary schools in the district. He says that the clubs will also include vulnerable categories and will be overseen by the school management committees (SMCs), Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs), and senior male and female teachers.
16:28
16:28

Amuru District Allows Babysitters in School schools reopening 2 1

Apollo Okello, the Amuru District Education Secretary told URN on Saturday that the district has no specific provision for attending to pregnant or learners with babies but has opened up to allow them to come with people to attend to their babies.
17:26
17:26

Schools in Amuru to Reopen Without Functional Water Sources 1 1

The boreholes were damaged by members of the community who have been using them during the nearly two years of closure of all learning institutions due to the coronavirus disease.
14:50
14:50

Amuru District Rolls Out Campaign to Rally Learners Return to School Save the Children 2 1

Reports from the health department indicate that 3,200 teenage girls were impregnated in the Amuru district since the closure of all learning institutions.
11:50
11:50

Amuru District to Punish Headteachers of Poorly Performing Schools after Re-Opening Poor Performance

According to the education department. Amuru district has been performing poorly in Primary Leaving, Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examinations in recent years. In 2020, the district got a laughable 63 candidates in division one in PLE out of the over 2000 candidates who sat the examinations.
11:21
11:21

School Re-opening Cash: Amuru District Seeks UGX420M to Repair Desks COVID-19 Lockdown

Following an inspection conducted by a team from the education and works department in the past two weeks, a total of 1970 desks were found to have been damaged. Some of the most affected schools include Kololo, Bana, Otorokume, Ogom Raa Palema, Agwayugi among primary schools.
07:56
07:56

Amuru School Seeks over UGX 140M for Renovation of Classroom Blocks

William Latim Alex, the headteacher of the school, says that the renovation of the 4-classroom block will cost Shillings 99.5 million while the 2-classroom block will cost them Shillings 50 million, according to the quotation they received.
15:11
15:11

Termites, Vandals Destroy 1,970 School Desks in Amuru 1 4

Joyce Lanyero, the Amuru District Education Officer told URN during an interview that the desks were eaten by termites while some were destroyed by vandals neighboring the affected schools due to lack of lockable doors, guards, and perimeter fences.
07:33
07:33

3,200 Teenage Girls in Amuru District Uncertain of Returning to School 1 4

Statistics from the different health facilities in the Amuru District show that 3,200 teenage girls sought maternal health services at the different units within the COVID-19 lockdown. Some of them have reportedly given birth while others are still carrying their pregnancies.
15:33
15:33

Amuru COVID-19 Taskforce Struggles to Track Evacuated Students From Kampala Gulu Univerity 1 1

Michael Lakony, the LCV Chairperson says that they don`t have records of the students and are cash strapped and lack enough resources including transport to follow up and monitor their conditions.
18:49
18:49

Amuru District Registers Low Turn Up of Primary Six Pupils 1 1

Before the closure of schools, the district had registered a total of 3,189 primary six pupils. However following the resumption of lessons only 1,810 pupils have reported to the school.
20:12
20:12

Seven Community Schools Fail to Reopen Due to Financial Constraints 1 1

Justine Oyoo, the Lajalula Primary School Head teacher told URN on Tuesday that they could not reopen for their eighteen finalist pupils due to financial constraints.
11:03
11:03

Rising Water Levels Block Candidates From Re-Opened Schools in Amuru. Heavy rains 1

Rose Ataro, a Primary Teachers Association member from Mutema Primary school says the water problem has persisted since 2011 including last year, when it killed one candidate who slipped and fell in Omer river while returning home from school.
09:44
09:44

Attiak Technical School to Get New Dormitory Block 1

Okot explained that the school has been battling with dwindling number of students due to lack of accommodation at the school since majority of the students come from the various districts of Acholi including Gulu, Omoro, Lamwo, Kitgum, Pader, Nwoya and parts of South Sudan which are far from Attiak and require them to get accommodation outside the school.
12:58
12:58

Amuru District Receives 70m for COVID-19 Activities in Schools School reopening 2

According to Lakony, each of the schools allowed to open will receive 1.5m to aid the running of the school activities in light of the pandemic.
12:07
12:07

Amuru District Seeks 7,000 Classroom Desks. Save the Children 2 1

Apollo Okello, the secretary for health, education and sports Amuru district, says the most affected learners by the inadequate facilities are those from primary one to primary four.
11:12
11:12

Amuru Officials Struggle to Cointain Escalating Teenage Pregnancies, Marriages Human Rights Focus

According to Lakony, they launched a community sensitization drive in May this year to stop the escalation of teenage pregnancies but hit a dead end when some parents failed to provide information on the whereabouts of their daughters.
13:24
13:24

Damaged Latrines Put School's Re-opening In Balance Save the Children

According to Onen, they only have UGX 800,000 in their account to re-roof and renovate the two latrines and the teacher`s house which was housing two classroom teachers, yet they need at least 5 million for the work.
12:36
12:36

Amuru Risks Losing Seed School to Encroachers Amuru Town Council 2 1

Richard Komakech, the Amuru Town Council LCIII Chairman notes that they have held several meetings with the encroachers and told them to vacate to pave way for the construction of the school, in vain.
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