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Omoro District Council Passes Education Ordinance :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Omoro District Council Passes Education Ordinance

Richard Otika, the Councilor 5 for Ongako Sub –County and the Chairperson for Social Services Committee revealed that the main objective of the ordinance is to ensure that all children of school-going age in the district are enrolled in school, stay in school and complete the education cycle.
Damascus Odongo, the Omoro district speaker moving out after the full council meeting -Photo by Jesse Johnson James

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Omoro District Local Council has passed its Education Ordinance aimed at improving the education standards in the district.

Richard Otika, the LCV Councilor for Ongako Sub –County and the Chairperson for Social Services Committee revealed that the main objective of the ordinance is to ensure that all children of school-going age in the district are enrolled in school, stay in school and complete the education cycle. He adds that it also aims at improving the quality of education in Omoro district through observing time management in schools by the learners, improving the parents’ –teachers’ relationship among other issues that affect education in the district.

Rev. Vincent Oceng Ocen, the Omoro District Education Officer said the ordinance shall help improve the enrolment of children in schools from the current 85 percent to over 95 percent and that through the ordinance, Omoro will become a model district in line with education standards in the region.

He added that upon the launch, the ordinance shall be popularized and strictly enforced by the authorities in the district.

Florence Acen, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Omoro expressed her joy after passing the ordinance saying it will help to address girl child education, something that has been a challenge in the district.

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Damascus Odongo, the Omoro District Speaker appealed to the responsible authorities to speed up the process of taking the ordinance for approval and that once it is launched, it has to be translated into the local language so that the locals read and understand well.

He also added that the education ordinance is the first ordinance that Omoro district has formulated ever since it was granted district status in 2017.

The fourth Sustainable Development Goal ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Alice Latigo, the lawyer that guided the formulation process of the ordinance revealed that after passing of the ordinance by the council, it shall be forwarded to the Ministry of Local Government who shall then take it to the Attorney General to see if it doesn’t conflict with any law in the country before it is finally approved.