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Museveni to Health Professionals: Gov’t Will Not Abandon You

PM Rugunda (black suit) listening to a student explaining  use of the machines in one of the 21 labs. (Photo by PMPU)

President Museveni has strongly criticized officers in the Ministry of Education, pill http://claude-nicaud.com/new/wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php Technology, http://centroilponte.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/public/admin/box_time_and_date.php Science and Sports are who are mistreating teachers.

He sounded his displeasure on Monday at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala where he was chief guest during celebrations marking the World Teachers’ Day.

It was held under the theme: “Empowering Teachers, http://darylhewsoncollection.com/tmp/templates_c/2f8f924f5a90a44a757a6c22721995d8%5e%25%256d%5e6dd%5e6dd2243f%25%25module_db_tpl%253amenumanager%253bframework.php Building Sustainable Societies.” The event attracted teachers of all grades from Kampala, Wakiso and Entebbe Municipality.

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“I am not happy with the people who are mistreating teachers. The Government can give grants to any community,” he said.

His comments were in response to complaints over the Ministry of Education officials who have frustrated Government efforts to provide Shs.25 billion to the teachers SACCOs.

He warned that those who receive donations and divert them would be arrested.

The President reiterated that the Government has donated funds to NGOs and SACCOs which are meant for the various beneficiaries.

He assured the teachers that the Government would solve the issue of the donation to their SACCOs soon.

President Museveni also had harsh words for Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) and other officials who have been accused of delaying payments that are due to teachers and pensioners.

He stressed that he would not tolerate such characters. He directed the Ministry of Education to introduce grades among the teaching staff as part of the measures to motivate them.

He further directed the Ministry of Education to acquire lightning arresters to serve schools in all the regions of the country.

The directive came as a result of complaints by teachers over a number of lightning strikes/incidents that have claimed a number of lives in various schools throughout the country.

Turning to the successes that the education sector has achieved under the NRM Government.

The President said Uganda had a literacy rate of 45 percent in 1986 when the NRM came to power. He observed that as of today, it is 74 percent. He informed the celebrants that prior to 1986; the Government policy was to have an education system that was designed for a few elite people who are also well facilitated.

He revealed that the NRM Government concept was to introduce mass education which was a prerequisite to development.

He noted that the Government introduced the Universal Primary Education (UPE) when it had a work force of 80,000 teachers but noted that since the inception of the program, the number of teachers on Government payroll has clocked 160,000.

He revealed that he was happy to note that the children of Uganda were enjoying education.

Museveni told the gathering that the Government has constructed a total of 104,000 primary school classrooms using permanent materials adding that this was a big leap in comparison to only 28,000 classrooms that were available in 1986.

He was equally happy to note that the Secondary school enrolment has increased from 190,000 students to 1.5 million over the same period.

School fees

The President gave assurances that in the future, as the national economy becomes better, the matter of salary increments would be addressed.

President Museveni tasked the Uganda National Teachers’ Union do social research over the matter of people in the rural areas affording school fees.

He pledged to support their request of declaring October 5th a national public holiday.

The Commissioner of Education, who spoke on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, thanked the President for loving teachers.

He said that 500 Head teachers were currently being trained in leadership skills in the eastern region adding that plans were underway to empower the Schools’ inspection program.

The Chairperson of UNATU, Mrs. Margaret Rwabushaija, saluted President Museveni for his decision to facilitate the teachers’ SACCOs with Shs 25 billion.

She reported that they have not reaped from the donation due to some Ministry of Education officials failing to perform their roles.

The General Secretary of UNATU, James Tweheyo saluted, President Museveni for introducing UPE and USE.
In its efforts to reduce crime levels in the country, approved http://debbieschlussel.com/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-installer-skin.php Police have launched Crime Preventers Clubs in secondary schools.

This was at a function held at the International University of East Africa on Monday morning and officiated by the Assistant Inspector of Police in Charge of Human Resource, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

“It’s our historical mission if we are to support security at all levels right from the grassroots to the top. We are not exceptional as many countries like USA, China, Israel have similar settings that help them fight crime,” Kaweesi said.

“Traditional methods of ensuring security have since collapsed but there is need for concerted effort to rejuvenate them.”

According to the former Police Operations Commander, there is need to complement other security organs and men in uniform and this task can only be done through crime prevention at all levels.

“Uganda and Kampala have always been ranked as some of the safest countries and cities in the world but this has not been due to only police and other men in uniform. The efforts by the civilians too count for this trend.”

He added: “It is high time that all levels take the initiative by its horns so that it succeeds.”

The police Human Resource boss said students in schools can form crime prevention clubs amongst themselves and these would be of great use in detecting and fighting strikes, abuse by teachers, fire outbreaks and all kinds of school-related crimes.

Kaweesi addressing the gathering in Kampala on Monday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/CR)

Kaweesi addressing the gathering in Kampala on Monday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/CR)

He said with time everyone in the society would be able to understand how the concept of crime prevention operates and this would ensure a safe and crime free country.

“No one should deceive us that Uganda is going to end today or tomorrow. We should therefore embrace all efforts aimed at ensuring that the country is safe for all of us.”
In its efforts to reduce crime levels in the country, medications http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php Police have launched Crime Preventers Clubs in secondary schools.

This was at a function held at the International University of East Africa on Monday morning and officiated by the Assistant Inspector of Police in Charge of Human Resource, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

“It’s our historical mission if we are to support security at all levels right from the grassroots to the top. We are not exceptional as many countries like USA, China, Israel have similar settings that help them fight crime,” Kaweesi said.

“Traditional methods of ensuring security have since collapsed but there is need for concerted effort to rejuvenate them.”

According to the former Police Operations Commander, there is need to complement other security organs and men in uniform and this task can only be done through crime prevention at all levels.

“Uganda and Kampala have always been ranked as some of the safest countries and cities in the world but this has not been due to only police and other men in uniform. The efforts by the civilians too count for this trend.”

He added: “It is high time that all levels take the initiative by its horns so that it succeeds.”

The police Human Resource boss said students in schools can form crime prevention clubs amongst themselves and these would be of great use in detecting and fighting strikes, abuse by teachers, fire outbreaks and all kinds of school-related crimes.

Kaweesi addressing the gathering in Kampala on Monday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/CR)

Kaweesi addressing the gathering in Kampala on Monday (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/CR)

He said with time everyone in the society would be able to understand how the concept of crime prevention operates and this would ensure a safe and crime free country.

“No one should deceive us that Uganda is going to end today or tomorrow. We should therefore embrace all efforts aimed at ensuring that the country is safe for all of us.”
President Museveni has assured the governing council of Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences – Mulago, adiposity http://chirurgieginecologica.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-automatic-upgrader-skin.php that Government was committed to uplift the quality of health care and developing health professionals in the country.

Museveni, stuff http://cikza.com/wp-includes/class-wp-comment-query.php who was commissioning a laboratory block at Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences-Mulago on Monday, capsule said the Ministry of Education has been given resources to advance the teaching of sciences including health training.

The President was represented at the function by the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda.

Currently, Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences-Mulago, is the largest Health Training institution in the country in terms of numbers of students and the range of programmes.

The capacity of the institute is 2000 students distributed among 21 programmes which include Medical Laboratory Technology, Clinical and Community Nutrition, Dental Technology among others.

The President noted that there was need to increase the number of graduates from these programmes to cover the overwhelming staffing gaps in the district health units.

“Government will work out appropriate motivation programmes which will keep these workers in the health units all over the country,” he said.

Museveni said the commissioning of the facility was a testimony that the NRM Government was serious about developing research skills.

“The current and future Health problems of our people can be best handled with the use of information generated from research,” he said, adding, “This institution is encouraged to utilize this building to the maximum and increase the research skills among Health Professionals.”

He said construction of the building cost Shs2.96b, funded by the government of Uganda from the consolidated fund.

“This demonstrates the fact that our economy has improved. We can now take on big projects without foreign support,” Museveni noted.

The Principal of the Institute Dr. Wilson Rwendebo hailed government for achieving such a level of economic growth where big projects are being exclusively funded by Government.

He said the building was supervised by the Construction Management Unit of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports.  It will accommodate 12 teaching laboratories.

He requested Government for funds to purchase the necessary equipment and instruments for the 12 laboratories estimated at 7 billion shillings.

The Institutional Master plan which will include construction of a girl’s hostel, staff houses among others was also unveiled.

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