Minister Janet Launches Local Dialect Learning Project in Primary Schools

Hon. Janet Museveni speaking at the USAID/ Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention activity,

The first lady and Minister for Education and Sports, information pills Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni has challenged all parents to play their role in educating their children by providing all the necessities as the government and development partners have provided and done their part diligently.

The first lady made the remarks while launching the USAID/ Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention activity, a five year project that supports the initiatives of the Ministry of Education and sports held at Muriisa P/S in Ruhaama County Ntungamo District.

The five year project is to improve early grade reading where children will be able to learn in their local languages and promote positive and supportive school climate.

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She reminded all parents that learning to read in one’s language helps one to learn quicker and promote culture.

She noted that one who reads more acquires more knowledge and most especially in the mother tongue.

Janet Museveni with some of the USAID development partners

Janet Museveni with some of the USAID development partners

Minister Janet hailed USAID for bringing the program to Uganda which is now in many districts country wide.

She officially handed over the teaching materials to the 6 districts of Kanungu, Ntungamo, Rukungiri , Rubirizi, Isingiro, and Buhweju where the project will be operating.

She called upon all duty bearers at all levels in 6 districts that are going to benefit in the project to embrace it and come out of their offices and monitor and supervise and also teach the public about their social being.

The head teacher Muriisa P/S Hildah Rwamashongye expressed her gratitude towards the project launched pledging the school’s total commitment to the program in the school and the district.

DEO Ntungamo Arigye Odo also thanked the minister of Education and sports for considering Ntungamo districts as the role model among other districts across the country.


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