All secondary schools head teachers countrywide have been invited for a two day retreat with the Ministry of Education and Sports.
In a circular signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza, all head teachers must confirm their attendance in person.
“The Ministry of Education and Sports invites all head teachers of Government/Government Aided and Private Secondary Schools for a two day retreat with the Hon. Minister of Education and Sports to take place from Tuesday 12th to 13thDecember 2017 starting at 8:00am each day,” the circular reads.
According to the circular, accreditation will be done on December 11, from 8:00am-7:00pm at Kololo Independence Ground. All participants are also expected to gather at Kololo Independence Ground, to depart to the undisclosed venue using joint transport.
The event is to be held under the theme; “The head teacher as the first inspector.”
The circular also stresses that no electronic gadgets will be allowed at the retreat venue and no person will be allowed to attend ‘if he or she has not confirmed attendance within the set timeframe’.
When contacted, Kakooza declined to divulge the details of the planned retreat, saying he was still engaged in a meeting.
Some head teachers the New Vision talked to confirmed to have heard about the retreat, but were only waiting for a formal communication.
Benon Twinomujuni, the head teacher Mbarara High School, said he is only waiting for the circular to reach him formally.
“I have heard about it through other people and social media, but I have not got any official communication yet,” he noted.
Aphan Kagoda Kataro, the head teacher of Banda Secondary School in Namayingo district, said he received the circular via WhatsApp from another person.
“I received it on WhatsApp and I am going to attend. Learning is continuous process and we need to match with the technological advancement,” he added.