RUKUNGIRI – The Minister of Education and Sports Hon Janet Kataha Museveni taken a swipe at Members of Parliament-accusing them of politicizing the new lower secondary curriculum.
Mrs. Museveni said the curriculum was well planned to help learners catch up with the needs of modern education.
Mrs. Museveni’s remarks were contained in a speech by Mr. Muzamiru Mukwatampora, the Assistant Commissioner Higher Technical Vocational Education Training in the Ministry of Education and Sports while presiding over the 3rd Graduation Ceremony at Karoli Lwanga School of Nursing and Midwifery Nyakibale in Rukungiri District on 7th February 2020.
First Lady said that the new lower secondary school curriculum is participatory tailored to bring about competency-based education that will produce more skilled products.
” The curriculum has been well planned with an emphasis on skills development and emphasis on the teaching of Swahili as a language so you need to give it the support it deserves,” Mrs. Museveni said.
She also noted that the government policy is to shift from academic centered teaching to skills development and innovations and therefore institutions that have carved out a niche in skills development will be supported.
” The Government of Uganda is committed to providing quality education and therefore appreciates private institutions which have come out to support skilling Uganda to produce amiable and productive citizens,” she said.
Mrs. Museveni hailed Karoli Lwanga School of Nursing and Midwifery Nyakibale for producing yet another skilled labor force in the health sector which she said such practitioners were still low yet there is a lot to be done.
She also thanked the Nursing and Midwifery institutions in Uganda for their resilience approach in connectivity and networking which has enabled them to produce quality medical personnel a move that has translated into practicable achievements.