Ssekitoleko, now in retirement, shared her insights before the Amanya-Mushega-led education policy review commission on Wednesday drawing from her extensive leadership experience and roles as a diplomat and consultant in diverse countries.
Pulkol, the former director general of the External Security Organisation (ESO), emphasizes that the current enrollment-based funding approach is inadequate for addressing the specific needs of some areas like Karamoja. He proposes a more effective strategy based on the disparity between the national indicators and the existing local indicators.
Perusi Namugwere, a P 6 pupil at Kikalu primary school narrates that they neither received the educational materials distributed by the Ministry of Education nor have television at home to follow the lessons conducted on TV.
Besigye said that it is a mistake, first of all, to think that the homeschooling program can yield results in Uganda. He also expressed worry that private schools can be left to 'die' under the guise that government schools will cover the gap.
This week on Wednesday and Thursday, the Alliance for National transformation (ANT) party will conduct presidential flag bearer nominations. Today one of its founder Rtd. Maj. Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu talked to Uganda Radio Network in a question and answer interview, highlighting a number of things as he heads into the race for ANT flagbearer ship.
URN caught up with some inspectors of schools on the most common and bizarre forms of cheating in schools they have encountered. Olivia Bulya, the Inspector of Schools in Mukono Municipality, says social media as a vibrant communication channel has been largely used to circulate examination papers and questions across the country to learners.
The ministry faults the schools for using the ‘unreliable tests’, some of which do not conform to the prescribed curriculum to assess learners. According to a circular issued on March 13, 2019, by the Commissioner for Private Schools Ismael Mulindwa, the practice is detrimental to the children’s future.
Tom Wangobi, the Acting Chairperson National Head Teachers Association, says besides remuneration, it would be better if government considers providing housing, subject, hardship allowances and performance bonuses among others.
Nshabwire also revealed that teachers prefer conducting private classes for children whose parents can afford to contribute towards buying set examinations instead of following the routine classroom syllabus.