Museveni Commends Wakiso Teachers on Quality Education

President Yoweri Museveni

The Minister of Youth and ICT, sales Jean Philbert Nsengimana has advised young innovators in Rwanda to be driven by passion as a means of being more successful.

Nsengimana made the remarks on Saturday during the closing ceremony of the annual grand products launch and Innovators Graduation phase III of grand finale of Hack Out Loud (HOL) organized by HeHe Labs, medical a mobile technology solutions company.

“You’ve laid the foundation for something good but you need to keep improving what you do. Be disciplined, set yourself apart and have a big vision to be more successful,” said the Minister.

Founder and CEO, HeHe Labs, Clarisse Iribagiza stressed that, “This is the keystone event and climax of our Hack Out Loud, a month-long series of product launch events at HeHe Labs.”

She added: “Besides delivering the groundbreaking tech solutions it has been building for the African market, HOL is a platform that gathers tech innovators, business leaders, educators, students, young professionals, and other shapers of Africa’s future.”

HeHe Labs is a Rwandan Mobile Technology research and innovation lab.

The company offers mobile solutions for different sectors, such as agriculture, infrastructure and healthcare, as well as code programs for schools and universities in Rwanda.
President Yoweri Museveni has highly commended Head-teachers of Wakiso district for establishing a resource centre that will monitor and control the quality of education in the district.

Museveni made the remarks on Friday while commissioning Wakiso Senior Secondary Head-teachers Association (WAKISSHA) Resource Centre near in Wakiso district.

“That is how education will be spread and refined. You are now going to be examples to others, dosage ” the President noted.

The President, viagra sale who expressed his gratitude for the initiative, abortion noted that the policy of privatizing the education sector had yielded good results and the duty of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports will now be to supervise the private schools to make sure that they meet the required standards.

According to the President, the policy has been very successful as it also provides employment to Ugandans. He welcomed the idea of having a vocational school at the Centre where teachers and others can enhance their knowledge on the skills they already have or learn new ones.

“That is fantastic. One can advance skills and diversify. You can call it vertical and horizontal movement of skill acquisition,” he noted.

Commenting on taxes levied on private schools, President Museveni assured them that he will not rest until that issue is sorted out as education is a special sector.

The President was also glad to learn that teachers in Wakiso district have started a Savings and Credit Society Organization (SACCO). He said teachers should engage in income generating to supplement their salaries while government is sorting out the issue of their salary increment.

The President donated Shs.20 million to the Wakiso district teachers SACCO which has over 250 members with a total of   Shs.60 million in savings.

The Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Sports, Hon. Jessica Alupo appealed to teachers to look forward and encourage their colleagues in other districts to organize similar centres.

The Chairperson of WAKISSHA, Ms. Cotilda Nakatte Kikomweko, on behalf of the member schools, praised President Museveni for providing a conducive climate which she said has made it possible for private schools to make their contribution through provision of quality education to Ugandans.

She handed over a gift to the President in recognition of his unwavering efforts in creating peace, stability, development and prosperity in Uganda.

Later, President Museveni awarded individuals who have contributed to the education sector who included, among others, former Education and Sports Minister Geraldine Bitamazire popularly known as Mama UPE.

The idea of establishing a Shs. 940 million Centre that sits on a 4 and half acre piece of land, was mooted in 2006 by Head-teachers and the construction of the one storey state of the art facility, was completed in February this year from the contributions of 403 member schools in the district.

The Centre has 350 schools affiliated to it from other districts.




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