Innocent Byaruhanga, the Assistant Commissioner Family Affairs in the Ministry told URN in an interview that they have recommended to Ministry of Education that children should enroll at least at five years.
Often, children who are completing top class are dressed in gowns, before they receive their completion certificates. But the ceremonies are now heavily commercialized and equally criticized by educationists. Schools in urban districts; Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, charge up to 150,000 Shillings to cover ‘graduation’ costs for each child.
Uganda currently has no evidence based parenting model. As a result, parents tend to employ interventions they saw their own parents or other parents employing to raise their kids into respectful and responsible citizens. scientists have found danger in this and embarked on a study to establish what entails better parenting. The study addressed parental bonding, inequitable gendered socialization, harsh parenting and spousal conflict.
But the latest report by Uwezo, covering assessments conducted over the last two years shows that little progress was been made in achieving the goals that were set 15 years ago. The findings were released today at Nakasero Primary School in Kampala.
The call was made at the occasion to unveil a new alliance that aims to make early childhood development a global policy and public spending priority. The aim is to give all young children access to quality services that improve their health, nutrition, learning ability and emotional well-being.