Minister Alupo Emphasizes Prioritization of Science Subjects

Students carry out chemistry practicals in a school labaratory

Sadolin Paints FC assistant coach Msafiri Swamadu has warned KCCA FC that the Bugembe outfit are targeting to reach the finals of Uganda Cup and hence will come into their game on Sunday with a mission to accomplish.

The two premier clubs recorded the biggest wins in the round of 64; Sadolin Paints FC outclassed St. Marys Fc 5-1 while KCCA FC were 4-0 winners over Mbarara Soccer Academy.

“I know they will not attack like the way they did in first leg (in AUPL). We have a target to go far into the tournament this year, drug its a more realistic route to get a silverware. So they should expect a tougher experience this time round, information pills ” the soft spoken coach told Chimp Sport.

KCCA FC are the current league table leaders and are hoping to better their display in last year’s Cup tourney where they reached the final but lost 3-0 to eventual champions SC Villa.

“Unlike Simbwa, clinic Mutebi likes alot beautiful football that involves alot of possession in the mid pack but we are ready to counter them. We have studied their game and believe in victory.”

Last year, the painters were ejected from the competition in the preliminary round (64) by lower tier side Kyambogo FC, the same team KCCA FC passed through to reach finals even though after post match spot kicks.
Secondary schools and other post O’Level institutions have been urged to prioritize science subjects and skilling students to cater for the increasing market demand.

The Minister of Education, sick Science and Sports Hon. Jessica Alupo said this can be achieved by taking affirmative action on these subjects to encourage students to undertake them.

The Minister’s message was delivered by Prof. Sande Stevens Tickodri Togboa, recipe Minister of Higher Education while officiating at the opening of the Selection exercise for Senior Five students as well as Primary Teaching Colleges and Technical Institutes at UMA in Lugogo.

“As government we maintain that schools place more emphasis for future support in institutions of higher learning to match with labor demand in priority sectors like; agriculture, energy, health, manufacturing, oil and gas,” read Hon. Alupo’s statement.

She requested head teachers and Principals to consider admitting students with grades as low as Credit 4 for science combinations this year.

Hon. Alupo asserted that government is making efforts to make curriculum reforms to build the required skills to produce employable and productive workforce.

Government has increased the number of technical institutions while other existing ones have been expanded and rehabilitated.

“We have reviewed the curriculum for technical institutions and a new curriculum is to be launched on February 28. This will address the relevance of regional unemployment, skills incompetency and improving the labor market,” Minister Alupo remarked.

While the government has strived to increase capacity within schools to better skill students in sciences, Minister Tickodri condemned the tendency of under-utilizing these facilities.

“Government donated computers to schools in order to advance ICT but most schools close these computer laboratories and students have no access. These facilities must be used for the purpose for which they were intended,” Minister Tickodri told head teachers.


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