Classes cannot longer observe social distancing to control Covid-19 as five pupils sit on one desk while the children cannot move or come out in the middle of the lesson as they are close to one another. The learners are crowded up to the blackboard leaving the teacher very small space in front of the classroom.
Mbabaali says that in 2018, the government earmarked the said funds, part of a donation from the World Bank to construct a seed secondary school in a sub county with none. The district executive committee and council resolved to have the school constructed in Bukakata Sub County.
A number of secondary schools, Business, Technical, Vocational Education Training BTVET and Teacher Instructor Education and Training TIET institutions, have been shouldering responsibilities of head teachers, Deputy Head teacher and Principals, where vacancies exist.
Speaking at the belated International Girl Child day celebrations at Kagoma Primary school in Buwenge sub-county, Jinja district, Lindgarde said that, Uganda has introduced numerous strategies and policies to protect girls, but are never implemented.
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.
The Ministry of Education and Sports Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza has said they will re-engage stakeholders in the implementation of sexuality education framework. The framework has been rejected by the Roman Catholic Church bishops.
Elizabeth Kisakye, an Early Childhood Development expert in the Education Ministry admits that many teachers have failed to interpret the ECD teaching/ learning framework, which has messed up everything.
Recently, the State Minister of Primary Education, Rosemary Sseninde was also quoted by URN opposing the decision to subject teachers to the examinations, saying it was illegal, unacceptable, casts doubt in district service commission and will demoralize the teachers.
In 2012, the Ministry of Education signed a memorandum of understanding with proprietors of selected private schools to implement USE under the Public Private Partnership PPP. Since then, government has been paying 47,000 Shillings per student per term for students in private schools. A total of 792 private secondary schools have been receiving the grant. In January this year, the Ministry of Education and Sports suspended USE funding to private schools for senior one and senior five entrants.
Several parents in Kigezi sub region have condemned the move by the Ministry of Education and Sports to approve Sexual Education framework of teaching primary school pupils dating and courtship. The framework, expected to be unveiled by the Ministry this month, has clustered learners into five groups targeting pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Its in upper primary cluster targeting learners aged 10 to 12 years that dating and courtship topics will be introduced.
Primary School pupils aged between 10 and 12 years will be taught dating and courtship according to the Sexuality Education Framework approved by the Ministry of Education and Sports. The framework, expected to be unveiled by the Ministry of Education this month, has clustered learners into five groups targeting pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
The affected programmes include Diploma in Child Health Nursing, Diploma in Public Health Nursing and a certificate in Mental Health Nursing. The decision follows reports from the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board that the courses have only registered less than 10 candidates, over the last three examination cycles.
The commissioner for secondary education standards Kule Benson says all schools have been given 100 percent of students to be admitted in a bid to ensure control quality and that students join government schools on merit. He said the ministry selected students based on their performance and choices.
Starting this year, no private school will receive capitation grant for senior one and senior five entrants. The only available provision will go towards sustaining learners in senior two three, four and six.