24 Sep 2023 · Janet Museveni noted that government is yet to afford taking full responsibility for meeting the cost of students’ social welfare in addition to education it undertook under the universal education policy.
Janet Museveni noted that government is yet to afford taking full responsibility for meeting the cost of students’ social welfare in addition to education it undertook under the universal education policy.
Rehema Kantono, the Public Relations Officer at IUIU, stated that the institution is rooted in Islamic principles, and as a result, both students and staff are expected to adhere to rules and regulations that align with these values.
When the matter was highlighted, some officials at the ministry of education and concerned agencies first dismissed it, as “senseless”. Now, as the examination dates for this year draw near, the urgency of getting answers becoming increasingly evident, and interest in obtaining a resolution is on the rise.
Francis Enzama, the Secretary for Maracha District Secondary Schools Examination Council, explained that while the primary purpose of these examinations was to assess students' knowledge, skills, and competencies in various subjects, many candidates faced challenges in interpreting the questions, resulting in the poor results.
Robert Nkwangu, the UNAD’s Executive Director says Uganda Sign Language is a natural language developed by deaf people and is structurally distinct from spoken languages but equal in status. He notes that while sign language originated, developed, and evolved from the deaf people themselves, the deaf people are being treated as “spares” in sign language services.
Sources within the education community suggest that the challenges at Mbale School for the Deaf run much deeper than inflated student numbers. "It's a situation that goes beyond what's immediately apparent. There are hidden influences at play here. To give you an example, the headteacher has wielded considerable power, almost as if the school were her personal domain. She has significant connections," noted one source.