KAMPALA, Uganda, December 3, 2021 / APO Group / –
Prime Minister and Government Business Leader in Parliament Robinah Nabbanja has informed lawmakers that Uganda’s education sector is on track to implement the new lower secondary school curriculum when schools reopen in January. of 2022.
“The government has recruited and deployed 1,598 staff to the newly completed Seed Secondary Schools under the Uganda Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer Program. Recruitment for the remaining 1,409 positions has also started and will be completed in this financial year 2021/2022 “Nabbanja said. .
According to the prime minister, staffing and purchasing instructional materials are key areas to ensure the effective implementation of the new curriculum.
Learning institutions in Uganda have been closed since March 2020, following a directive from President Yoweri Museveni, in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19.
He explained that the Government has also identified Shs45.8 billion that will support the hiring of 3,594 teaching and non-teaching staff over a period of two years.
Nabbanja said that instructional materials have been purchased for the lower secondary curriculum, i.e. senior one and senior two, and will be delivered by the end of January 2022, while the acquisition of materials for senior three and senior four is in progress.
The Prime Minister was on Thursday, December 02, 2021, responding to inquiries from Bukomansimbi Woman MP Hon. Veronica Nanyondo on whether the government has the structural and financial readiness to implement the new curriculum and whether stakeholders participated in its formulation. .
The Prime Minister responded by saying that the Government through the National Curriculum Development Center consulted widely during the formulation of the new lower secondary curriculum.
He added that a new teacher education program has been developed to equip teachers with the relevant competencies needed to meet the curriculum, and that funds have been provided in the 2021/2022 budget to reorganize 20,000 teachers across the grades. 1 and 2.
“A training strategy was developed to reorganize in-service teachers into the new curriculum and this will continue in the following years. To date, a total of 30,000 teachers have been reworked out of the 50,000 projected in public schools and private, “Nabbanja said.
The Prime Minister also told the House that each of the 6,000 secondary schools, both public and private, had received copies of the new curriculum.
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