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Carolus Magnus School, Burundi All learning institutions in Burundi are set to swing the doors open on Monday September 13, following a three-month long break that was imposed to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic on a countrywide level. As a result, the Ministry of Health has directed that all students will be screened for Covid-19 upon reporting back to school. “The tests are mandatory for students in secondary school and boarding schools, the rest may go for the test voluntarily,” Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, spokesman for the Minister of Health said in an interview. All students, teachers and staff…

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The government and the Education ministry in Uganda have said that schools are unlikely to be opened any time soon, pointing at the imminent threat of a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The sources at the education ministry, however, had said a day before, that schools were scheduled to resume activity in a fortnight, with the Primary One, Two and Three pupils as well as Senior One and Two students setting the pace. “What we expect now is the third wave and we are seeing some signals of the third wave coming. If the third wave comes and…

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victoria university vice chancellor Dr Muganga The Chieftaincy Military Intelligence (CMI) and Police Crime Intelligence Directorate arrested a university don in Kampala on suspicion of spying for a foreign country and working in the country illegally. Forces from both organizations combined, arrested Dr Lawrence Muganga, the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University, and his personal assistant, whose identity remains unconfirmed. “He is being held on claims of espionage,” Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso said. “He holds a foreign passport and has been working in Uganda illegally. His wife also has a Rwandan passport. They are in the…

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Newly approved Covidex Heads of learning institutions in the country are working against the clock to find a means to an end of the pandemic, through collective efforts by all stakeholders in the education field. One of the main suggestions that are coming up is that all students, upon reopening of schools, should report back with doses of recently approved Covid herbal relief known as Covidex. The plea was raised during a virtual meeting of stakeholders, held by the ministry of education and sports, that attracted more than 500 members, aimed at generating ideas on how to ensure safe reopening…

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SUMMARY;• Countrywide mass vaccination campaign aimed at teachers.• Government sees this as an opportunity to curb domestic violence and child abuse in homes.The mass Covid-19 vaccination program, using the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccines started on Wednesday in Kampala with high turn-up of teachers at the centres. A couple of teachers have spoken of how hard it has been to access the vaccines, especially those that had come to get their first jab. “I went to Kasangati [Health Centre] earlier but they told me they were only vaccinating those who were seeking the second dose. But [when] I came here today [yesterday]…

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