Gov’t launches new policy to improve the education sector

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By Jumah Kakomo
In a bid to improve education sector and the children’ performance in school ,  government of Uganda has established a new policy dubbed “teachers’ policy ” which will be fully implemented before the end of this year.
This has been revealed by the state minister for higher education John  chrestom Muyingo during its launch under the theme “Rethinking teacher education: improvement, innovation and change”
The Uganda education conference workshop in Kampala spearheaded by the Aga Khan University commenced today and will end of the 25th this month.
Muyingo said that the policy will bring together the best stakeholders in the field of education to reflect on the status and growth of teacher education, challenges and how best to improve education sector amidst the diversified education needs and changing educational demands and priorities.
According to national assessment of progress in education conducted by Uganda National Examination Board UNEB, government agency in 2010, 2011, and 2015, there was a persistent decline in the quality of Uganda’s education in spite of some progress in terms of enrolment in the last two decades which is overshadowed by a persistent decline in educational standards, particularly in public schools at both primary and post primary levels.

Meanwhile Amin Mawji Obe, Aga Khan university representative asserted that the aim of the university is to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region in which it operates by improving the quality of education through human resource development, institutional capacity building, and research.
He added that they are to continue  supporting the education sector in the region in partnership with  government.

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