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Education Sector review underway

The Ministry of Education and Sports sector will today open this year’s review of its performance of the previous financial year 2019/20.

Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni

The review workshop will end Thursday and will be held at Hotel Africana in Kampala with 120 participants attending physically on a representative basis and over 200 participants attending virtually on Zoom. The event will also be streamed live on the media by the ministry

The review is aimed at drawing lessons which will guide the implementation of the sector planned activities for the current financial year 2020/21 and to inform the budgetary process for the coming financial year 2021/22; in line with the Third National Development Plan (NDP) and Program Implementation Action Plan for the Human Capital Development Programme (2020-2025).

The theme for this year’s ESSR is Adapting Teaching and Learning for Sustained Learning Outcomes. The theme necessitates the adoption of creative and sustainable ways of ensuring that teaching/training and learning continue to take place despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The education ministry’s permanent secretary Alex Kakooza says that the main objective of the 27th ESSR is to appraise and validate the performance of the education and sports sector for the period July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and identify high-level priorities for the financial year 2021/22 planning and budgeting.

The review will be on the status of agreed indicators to assess sector-level performance as stipulated in the Ministerial Policy Statement FY 2019/20, and the performance of the sector undertakings that were agreed upon during the 2019 ESSR workshop and new undertakings for FY 2021/22.

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