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Break Tea News update

Every week James from FENU writes a break tea news update – a roundup of education in the news:

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Education reduces early marriages – Survey– Early marriages were a big problem in Uganda. The EFA Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2013 figures show that if all girls went to primary school, one-sixth of child marriages could be prevented among girls aged less than 15 years. The report shows Uganda being among the 15 worst African countries with high numbers of child-brides… The Observer >>

Teachers give government two days to clear their salaries for October– There are 160, 000 teacher on government payroll. A primary teacher earns Shs273, 000, while a secondary teacher earns between Shs300, 000 and Shs550, 000 a month. Teachers have given the government of Uganda a two-day ultimatum if the government dose no meet this then the end of year exams will not be marked…. Daily Monitor >>

P7 candidate aborts to sit for PLE– In the recent PLE exams a 13 year old aborted her baby because she did not want to miss out on her final exam. 210 P7 candidates missed their PLE due to pregnancies, this year, according to the district education officer, Joseph Musoke, over 13,000 pupils have vanished from UPE Schools over unknown reasons…  New Vision>>

Peaceful’ start to Senior Six final exams– This week saw the beginning of UCAE with the numbers standing at 116,027  in 1,310 registered UNEB centres, indicating an increase of 5,000 candidates compared to last year… New Vision>>

Kawempe teachers strike over poor hygiene, feeding– Kawempe Mbogo Muslim Primary School is a government aided school located in Mbogo, Kawempe division Kampala. The teachers of this school went on a sit down strike due to the poor conditions at the school they have experienced for almost two years… New Vision>>