The fifteen-year-old Child Rights Advocate and a valued member of the Children's Advisory Council was granted a five-minute platform to address the Council via Zoom on behalf of all the children of the world.
Esther Kyozira, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIP), said although more learners are in classrooms, it has been established that their presence in school is more about passing time rather than gaining the education necessary to unlock their full potential.
Dr. Mary Gorreti Nakabugo, Executive Director of Uwezo Uganda, an organization dedicated to evaluating and improving learning outcomes for schoolchildren, asserts that Uganda's education system needs a significant boost at the foundational levels where many potential learners are currently struggling.
Dr. Mary Gorreti Nakabugo, an education expert at Uwezo Uganda, also emphasizes the critical importance of early lower primary education in shaping learners’ futures, yet it has been neglected for too long. She underscores that enhancing literacy and numeracy outcomes in the early stages of learning can truly revolutionize the entire education system.
Rehema Kantono, the Public Relations Officer at IUIU, stated that the institution is rooted in Islamic principles, and as a result, both students and staff are expected to adhere to rules and regulations that align with these values.
When the matter was highlighted, some officials at the ministry of education and concerned agencies first dismissed it, as “senseless”. Now, as the examination dates for this year draw near, the urgency of getting answers becoming increasingly evident, and interest in obtaining a resolution is on the rise.