This was revealed by Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija while presenting the National budget of 40.48 trillion shillings for financial year 2019/2020 at the Serena Conference centre.
Pupils of Ndalike Primary School taking lunch. It is one way used to reduce absenteeism
is set to roll out biometric fingerprint readers to curb teacher absenteeism
in schools all over the country.
was revealed by Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija while presenting the
National budget of 40.48 trillion shillings for financial year 2019/2020 at the
Serena International Conference Centre.
to Kasaija, they will undertake several interventions as a measure to improve
on education. He says teacher monitoring and inspection will be improved through
rolling out biometric finger print readers to improve school teacher attendance
and curb absenteeism.
was speaking on the presentation of the 3.4 trillion Shillings allocated to the
education sector for financial year 2019/2020.
although teacher absenteeism was still a problem, a pilot in 20 district showed
that absenteeism had reduced to 4 per cent by 2019 from up to 15 per cent in 2015 with the use
of biometric finger print readers. He says the situation will improve with the
complete roll out of the biometric finger printing system to track teachers
says for the education sector, Government will improve instructional practice
especially in early grades, in the use of reading materials, enhance early
grade numeracy and literacy among others.
The Finance minister also said the minimum standards on teacher numbers, instructional materials,
and sanitary facilities across schools shall be established and enforced. He
said seed secondary schools under construction shall be operationalized.
says as it stands, 92 per cent of all parishes in the country now have a government aided
primary and secondary school, while all major regions in the countries have