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Districts told to improve UPE

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th March 2008 03:00 AM

THE Local Government ministry has directed district authorities to step up the quality of Universal Primary Education (UPE).

THE Local Government ministry has directed district authorities to step up the quality of Universal Primary Education (UPE).

By Daniel Edyegu

THE Local Government ministry has directed district authorities to step up the quality of Universal Primary Education (UPE).

In a letter to district chairpersons, chief administrative officers, education officers and inspectors of school, Vincent Ssekono, the permanent secretary of the ministry of Local Government, recently said the declining performance in primary education, especially in rural schools, continues to draw Government concern.

“We get reports that some teachers report for duty thrice a week. This level of indiscipline is unacceptable. Disciplinary action must be taken against such teachers by the district service commissions,” he said.

Ssekono described the behaviour as ‘disguised corruption’ where teachers earn salaries without working for it.

“Uganda cannot develop unless every effort is made to improve the quality of education. The productivity of any population depends on the quality of its education.”

He urged districts to take up the role entrusted upon them by the Local Government Act to enforce disciplinary action against teachers who do not report for duty.

Districts told to improve UPE

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