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CNOOC sponsored Scholars off to China for Bachelor’s in Petroleum

The CNOOC Uganda Limited sponsored scholarship beneficiaries leaving for China to pursue a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering at the China University of Petroleum-East China is a significant development in Uganda’s oil and gas sector. CNOOC Uganda Limited has established an International Scholarship Programme with the aim of enhancing capacity building and skills development in the […]

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Free secondary education in African countries is on the rise – but is it the best policy? What the evidence says

When President Salva Kiir announced the abolition of secondary school fees in South Sudan in February 2023, he was following several fellow African leaders. Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Zambia have all announced free secondary education policies in the last five years. Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa were early trendsetters in this regard. Despite its popularity with policymakers, parents and other […]

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Buliisa, Nwoya PLE first grade girls get scholarships

Twenty schoolgirls who got first grades in the 2022 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) in the districts of Buliisa and Nwoya have received scholarships. On Wednesday, February 15, the beneficiaries from Buliisa were given scholastic materials at the district local government headquarters by TotalEnergies EP Uganda, the Ordinary (O) Level Education girls programme funders and one […]

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Bodaboda riders lead perpetrators of teenage pregnancy in Bunyoro

Motorcycle taxi riders commonly known as bodabodas transport school girls in exchange for sex, contributing to the high number of teenage pregnancies in Bunyoro sub-region. The region’s pregnancy rate shows that a total of 70,357 adolescent girls got pregnant in 2021/2022 financial year, accounting for 14.3% of pregnancies. In a survey conducted by Uganda Human […]

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Buliisa needs a vocational training centre, leaders say

Leaders in the oil-rich Buliisa district have asked government to establish a vocational training institution in the area to enable residents gain hands-on skills which they say will help the youth to tap into different job opportunities. Apparently, the district is witnessing construction of different oil production facilities but many youths cannot benefit directly through […]