UPC Appalled by Prime Minister’s Report on UPE

UPC Spokesperson Micheal Osinde addressing journalists at Uganda House on Wednesday

Uganda People’s Congress have reacted with alarm to the recently released government report by the Prime Minister Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on the Universal Primary Education and the Health Sector.

The opposition party UPC says it considers education and training as key to achieving the countries desired social and economic objectives and thus the challenges raised the report ought to be addressed urgently.

Speaking at the press briefing on Wednesday at Uganda house, recipe Michael Osinde Orach the party spokesperson said they were shocked after accessing and examining the full report released by the Prime Minister last week.

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The report highlights serious challenges facing the education and health sectors.

It for instance showed that 34% of all teachers in UPE are not proficient in the English language, click the medium of communication of knowledge.

It also found that half of the pupils are illiterate and cannot answer questions in a wider range of subjects including critical ones like mathematics.

UPC calls upon the Government to urgently address these shortcomings and ensure that there is provision of quality public services to all Ugandan citizens.


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