THE education and sports ministry has denied reports that the Government has plans of making the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme compulsory
Aggrey David Kibenge, the ministryâ€™s public relations officer also denied reports that strict measure had been put in place to punish the culprits.
Recently, The Monitor newspaper published a story that state minister for primary education Geraldine Namirembe Bitamazire had said the Government would introduce a law to make UPE compulsory and that mechanisms for the enactment of the law were already in place.
But Kibenge yesterday said such a programme to make the policy compulsory was not true and the ministry had not put any substantial proposal to it.
â€œThe reports that UPE was going to be made compulsory are not true. What she said was that, there is no law that can make the policy compulsory,â€ he said.
â€˜No law on UPEâ€™