In a letter written by Irene Kauma, a senior official in the office of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports to the academic staff associations of public universities said the meeting arises out of the staff’s letter to the minister on November 20th that sought her intervention in effective implementation of the Presidential directive.
The college was a presidential pledge during the 2016 general elections by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to give a higher institution of education and revolutionized agriculture development to the people of Karamoja.
According to Ntambi, central Uganda topped the number of beneficiaries under the disability scheme with 39% followed by Western and Eastern region with 29% and 21% respectively while Northern Uganda had a paltry 11% out of 308 students.
According to the Education Ministry, teachers from 29 districts benefited from the training including Eastern Uganda, which has time and again had the worst performance in national examinations. 2,500 of those trained are head teachers, 3809 primary one teachers, 3,809 primary two teachers, 3470 primary three teachers and 3,618 primary four teachers.