Uganda is taking significant steps to improve education for all children. The government, in collaboration with Woord en Daad and various INCE partners, is working to enhance accessibility, quality and equality in the education system.
In June, the INCE Uganda consortium came together for a 3-day teacher training course. 25 professors from 3 different universities participated in the training. This is an important first step to improving the quality of teacher training and integrating value-teaching in the classroom. The consortium’s plans to improve the quality of education are big: They are planning to improve the teacher-training curriculum and to give teachers from the poorest areas of the country access to pursue Bachelor’s degrees in education.
Samuel Davis, the national INCE coordinator says: ‘The children in our country deserve a better education. We are imagining a future with graduates who are value-based, skilled, all-around problem solvers and critical thinkers.’
Letter of Intent
During the month of June, there was another highlight: a Letter of Intent was signed by one university, three NGO’s, one company and six District Education Officers from the education ministry (DEO). The DEO’s role will be to share insight and input and they will be actively involved in INCE activities in their respective districts. Soon, there will be a meeting with the Minister of Education to present all the plans. We are happy that they are positive and willing to collaborate.
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