Govt to start early childhood education as UPE celebrates 25 years
Universal Primary Education is one of the governments of Uganda's main policy tools for achieving poverty reduction and human development.
The government has pledged to continue supporting universal education by ensuring each sub-county and parish has a secondary and a primary school as some still lack these schools.
State minister for higher education, John Chrysostom Muyingo, said that early childhood education is the next focus after UPE and USE.
Muyingo was speaking at Kololo Independence Grounds during a function to celebrate 25 years of universal education that started in 1997.
“Literacy rate in Uganda is at 75%, one of the achievements of universal education. Government pledges to continue supporting the program by ensuring each sub-county and parish has a primary and secondary,” he said.
He said that in a bid to ensure a strong education foundation, the government is now designing a framework for early childhood education.
Former Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, who represented President Yoweri Museveni at the function, emphasized the need to skill learners for job creation.
“Some of the UPE and USE schools have since dilapidated, now the government wants to renovate the school structures as one way to ease access to quality education,” he noted.
Universal Primary Education is one of the governments of Uganda’s main policy tools for achieving poverty reduction and human development.