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    NOT US: Lubiri High School Denies Horny Students On School Bus But Vow To Investigate…

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    Lubiri High School Mengo campus

    Lubiri High School has denied a viral video of horny students allegedly having sex on a school bus.

    In a letter issued today, Lubiri High School management said, “There is a Video circulating on social media involving misconduct of some students on a school bus.”

    “Lubiri High School however strongly distances itself from it and any involvement thereto. We are an Institution built on imparting discipline and cultural norms to the young generation.

    “We therefore strongly condemn such misbehavior. Investigations are underway in regards to its authenticity.”

    It should be remembered that FX Kyasa, the headteacher of Midland High School said early today in a statement that the students in the bus, that belonged to their school, were not from their school but they suspect that they were from Lubiri High School because they hired them their bus.

    “We, Midland High School, have very unfortunately, been appraised of happening on our school bus hired by another school (LUBIRI HIGH SCHOOL) for an agriculture tour to Jinja today, Friday 10th June 2022. These were not students of our school,” he noted.

    VIDEO: Parents, Teachers Bitter After Viral Video Of Students Having Sex On School Bus In Broad Day Light, Midland High School Blames Lubiri High School…

     

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    As Private Schools Plan To Increase Fees, MOE Tells Them To Submit Their Requests To Hike Fees Individually…

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    Students going back to school

    If you are a parent with a child in a private school, you have to plan ahead because some have vowed to increase fees following an increase in commodity prices such as food, fuel and building materials.

    According to the spokesperson of Ministry of Education Denis Mugimba, the ministry has not yet approved any fees increment.

    Mugimba noted yesterday that each school is supposed to submit their request to hike fees at an individual level, not as an omnibus.

    However, Stephen Waako, the Secretary General of the National Private Education Institutions Association (NPEIA), said that it would be hard for schools to sustain the current service levels during third term if they don’t increase charges.

    “Prices of all things, including food, building materials and fuel are high. The cost of transporting learners and teachers has also gone up, so, for us to equate to the above changes, there is a need to hike school fees to a certain level,” he added.

    Waako insisted that upping fees is necessary because it will prevent the reducing of quantity and lead to adulterating the quality of food served to students and pupils.

    The high prices of food and other commodities used by schools has since forced school heads to shorten second term and let children go back home.

    When theGrapevine reached out to one staff member at Seeta High school, which is owned by the State Minister for Higher Education, John Chrysestom Muyingo, he refuted allegations that they are among the schools that plan to increase fees.

    “That is a lie, as Seeta High, we mind so much about the state in which our parents are in and so we can’t increase fees at such a time because we believe that everyone is struggling in this economy,” he said on condition of anonymity.

    When we asked him if the quality and quantity of food given to students has not been compromised following the rapid increase in food prices and lack of food in schools, he disclosed that every student gets enough food and some are not even able to finish it.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Arts Teachers To Earn Shs.4m By End Of Five Years – PS Public Service Reveals…

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    Minister Muruli Mukasa (C) and Public Service PS Catherine Bitarakwate (L) before Parliament's Human Rights Committee

    The Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Public Service, Catherine Bitarakwate has revealed that Arts teachers will start earning Shs. 4million just like the Science teachers by the end of five years.

    Bitarakwate made these remarks while appearing before the Parliaments Human Rights Committee today, 26th July, 2022.

    She noted that they simply started with science teachers but their plan is to have all teachers earn the same.

    Mukasa Muruli, the Minister of Public Service however noted that they only have Shs.200bn yet their budget for teachers’ salary enhancement is in the region of Shs.800bn.

    Minister Muruli added that Government will finalize with the process of establishing a Salaries Review Commission by end of this calendar year.

    It should be remembered that teachers were on salary strike for over two months and they abandoned classes and stopped teaching.

    On 4th July, President Museveni called for a meeting at Kololo Ceremonial grounds where he met the leaders of the Uganda National Teacher’s Union (UNATU) in their regional clusters.

    While in the meeting, Museveni told UNATU leaders that, while government acknowledges the issues raised by the Arts teachers, they are also aware of salary issues from other workers like the army, Police officers, etc, who are equally important to the growth and development of this country.

    “We have provided a position as government and pledged to competitively remunerate workers guided by a science-led strategy. This does not mean we have forgotten others, but we are choosing to prioritise the few and others can come later. We must finish one problem at a time.”

    Museveni noted that they have a strategy and no one should disrupt them.

    “We are aware of the issues and we are committed to handling them. Therefore, my advice to the teachers is that they should go back and teach,” he added.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Who Wanted To Kidnap Greenhill Students And Traffick Them Abroad! Police Reveals Details On 3 Pupils Who Were Being Sneaked Out To Dubai…

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    The Greenhill students who were rescued

    Police in Kasangati is investigating a matter involving three students of Greenhill Academy who were allegedly fleeing out of the country to Dubai.

    This follows allegations that the three were caught at Entebbe International Airport with passports and Dubai visas going to board enroute DXB, which is a Dubai code.

    According to Deputy Spokesperson, Kampala Metropolitan Police, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the pupils were intercepted at the airport with passports and Visas planning to leave the country.

    “The facts at hand are that our Police station in Entebbe received information from the head teacher Green Hill Primary school about three pupils who were stranded at the bank while trying to withdraw money,” he said.

    He further noted that the police responded and brought them to the station, where they (students) gave a story on how they had allegedly been kidnapped from their school in Buwate .

    He added, “The police at Kasangati travelled to Entebbe where they received the pupils and started inquiries.

    “The officers are working with Green Hill Primary School Buwate. We discovered that on Monday 18th, July, 2022, three pupils in primary seven between the ages of 13 and 14 left school premises and boarded a Uber to go meet up with a friend in Entebbe.”

    Owoyesigyire divulged that the students claimed this friend would give them Jobs and a place to stay in Entebbe.

    “Unfortunately, the card where they claim to have wanted to withdraw money amounting to Shs.400,000 got stuck at the Entebbe ATM Dfcu bank and they too got stuck.”

    “The uber driver used the same phone to call the head teacher who responded by calling the police. We took their statements and handed them over to their parents. More details will be availed as they are available,” Owoyesigyire added.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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