MBARARA — Mbarara City is set to host a massive education expo and back to school bonanza due to take place from 7th to 10th September, 2023 at Kakyeka Stadium.
The four day expo will run under the theme: Exploring the opportunities in the education sector.
According to Edmund Bashaasha, the Chief Organiser, Education Expo and Back to School Bonanza provides a platform for dissemination of all credible level Education Institutions (EI) information to the public.
It will also create an environment for Universities, Researchers, scholars, research institutions and different groups of persons to meet and deliberate on the various scholarly thematic areas.
He said it will also strengthen innovation and growth of the Education system digital capacity and help to explore digital opportunities to enhance the Education system.
“It seeks to drive home the linkage between education and work. To deliver value to stakeholders across all levels of the education sector, this expo has been structured to bring together actors and their products and services for the pre-primary (kindergarten), primary schools, secondary schools, vocational and all tertiary institutions, including universities,” he said.
Bashaasha said will also be training sessions delivered by various experts on key areas such as parenting and career guidance, the new lower secondary school curriculum and other reforms in the sector, and opportunities for students and teachers, among others.
“Curriculum reform is a matter of national concern and people should be well versed with the direction and the vision of changing the way we learn, assess and certify the achievements, People need to know why marks are no longer more important than what the grades stand for in terms of skills,” he added.
The expo targets International schools, Vocational institutions, Study abroad agencies, Government, NGOS, Secondary schools, Universities, Kindergarten / Day cares, Primary schools, Telecoms, Banks, Insurance, SME service providers, Uniforms suppliers and different vendors.
Those seeking to participate in the expo are urged to book early in advance, paying between UGX 1000,000, UGX500,000 and UGX200000 for a 100-seater tent, UGX500 for a 50-seater tent and 200,000 for Exhibition space with in shared space.