Government has been urged to work towards providing access to inclusive education for all since education is a universal right.
The call was made in a parallel discussion during the 2nd National Conference on Socio-economic and Cultural rights at Makerere Univerity on Wednesday.
Reflection was made on the ailing public education in Uganda and its outstanding implications on the low income people.
It emerged that those who can’t afford high fees get excluded from quality education.
James Tweheyo, check http://contesta.fusolab.net/istra.php the Chairman Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) observed that there’s a significant performance gap between private owned and government schools in Uganda.
He expressed concern over failure of government to make UPE and USE schools centers of excellence as is the case with schools like Nabisunsa, advice http://cyancdesign.com/wp-admin/includes/ms.php Ntare, Buddo, Mbarara High School.
“These schools get infrastriucture with ADB funding simply because they have prominent people to lobby for them. Why can’t the same be done for the vulnerable public schools?”
Tweheyo also lamented over government sponsorship and the newly adopted student loan scheme which are based on science subjects.
This he said automatically sidelines students from non-private schools where resources for science are in scarcity.
“You can’t expect a student from a school without a laboratory and adequate equipment to perform and compete with those in high class schools” he said
However, Alfred Kyakka from the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology elaborated government’s emphasis on special needs persons saying more schools have been established to ease access.
“The issue of gender disparities is nolonger existing at primary school level. We have also made some achievements in alternative basic education” he added.
Mr. Kyakka also noted that a uniform curriculum has been designed for both private and public schools but admitted to the fact that there are cost variations.
The discussion raised issues on the need for government to consider partnering with not for profit schools which prioritize quality. Shortage of instructors of sign language around the country also emerged as a key concern of exclusion especially for the incapacitated.
All the Uganda Handball Super League second leg fixtures that were scheduled for Saturday 19th September at the Mandela national stadium have shifted venue to Nkumba University.
“This weekend’s games in the Uganda Handball Super League have been moved from Namboole Stadium to Nkumba University grounds, drugs ” Uganda Handball Federation (UHF) secretary Carl -Augustine Mugalu informed ChimpSports.
“The cause of the changes is because the stadium has been booked for prayers all through the weekend, health http://cikza.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skin.php ” he added.
The weekend fixtures remain as earlier scheduled;
10.00 am – UPDF vs. Nkumba University Tornadoes
11.30 am – Ndejje University Lady Scorpions vs. Prison Lady Spears
1.00 pm – Ever Green vs. UPDF
2.30 pm – Kifaru vs. Kakungulu Memorial
4.00 pm – Police Metro vs. Ndejje University
5.30 pm – Arrows vs. Prison Spears