Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda

Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda

Ministry of Education and Sports UGANDA

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Photos from Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda's post 23/04/2021

National D.E.A.R Day is here!
At 11:00am today,be sure to Drop Everything And Read.

In an effort to promote establish a reading culture,the Ministry and a number of stakeholders have come together to draw this vision today at exactly 11:00am in schools and communities across Uganda.

Tell us what you are reading and share pictures too!

Photos from Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda's post 30/03/2021

PRESS-STATEMENT | Strategy for recovery of lost time and curriculum coverage for primary and secondary.

Photos from Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda's post 30/03/2021

A total number of 749,811 candidates are set to sit for their 2020 Primary Leaving Examinations today and tomorrow.

The Ministry wishes all Primary Seven Candidates the very best in these Examinations. May all your hard work bring excellent grades today and beyond!

Good luck!

📸 Courtesy

26/03/2021

Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Hamson Obua to the Uganda U20 (Hippos)

'You have a bright future as boys who featured in the U20. First time and you reached the finals, we congratulate you. I encourage you to keep pushing on because you made us proud as a country.'

'Discipline is key in every thing that you do. Keep grounded because from here you will go to U23 and the senior team.'

24/03/2021

#NXGN2021
Uganda Women U17 skipper Juliet Nalukenge awarded by Goal.com among the 10 best promising women footballers across the world.

24/03/2021

Today, Uganda Cranes will play against Burkina Faso in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers, at St. Mary's Stadium Kitende.

The game will be broadcast live on UBC TV at exactly 4pm.
#AFCON2021Q #BringonBurkinaFaso
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Today, Uganda Cranes will play against Burkina Faso in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers, at St. Mary's Stadium Kitende.

The game will be broadcast live on UBC TV at exactly 4pm.
#AFCON2021Q #BringonBurkinaFaso
🇺🇬⚽️🇺🇬💪🇺🇬

23/03/2021

Student Loans in the Education Sector

This scheme is mandated to give out loans and scholarships to eligible Ugandans pursuing higher education in accredited institutions. Loans are offered to undergraduate programmes, degree and diplomas. So far, MoES is awarding loans to students in 21 universities (10 public and 11 private chartered) and 36 other tertiary institutions.

Loans are given to Ugandans across the country, upon application and showing interest in getting the loan. Applications can either be done online, accessed on the HESFB website or one can access the application form at any centenary bank branch, or any tertiary institution.

Learner's Assessment
Before acquiring the student loan, an assessment is done on the applicant. The test scorecard includes the social economic status, gender and regional balance. For the latter, learners from Northern Uganda and and North East including Buvuma and Kalangala are given special consideration with 100 extra slots.

Loan Repayment
These must be paid back in order to create a revolving fund. A learner is given a grace period of one year after completion of studies. They are encouraged to pay back under early repayment arrangements. After you complete, we profile all the details about you in terms of your new address, place of abode, the job you are undertaking if any and this info is updated every three months.

All loan beneficiaries are listed on the Credited Reference Bureau to ensure that they comply. We started recovery last year where we recovered 250 Million shillings and our projection this year is 550 Million. Recoveries will grow with time, because it is a revolving fund.

Incase of failure in payment
In case of deliberate refusal to repay, this becomes a legal issue in the court of law. However in the case of delay in acquiring employment, applicants are advised to write to HESFB to update them.

Note: Endeavor to visit HESFB website for more information on student loans.

Student Loans in the Education Sector

This scheme is mandated to give out loans and scholarships to eligible Ugandans pursuing higher education in accredited institutions. Loans are offered to undergraduate programmes, degree and diplomas. So far, MoES is awarding loans to students in 21 universities (10 public and 11 private chartered) and 36 other tertiary institutions.

Loans are given to Ugandans across the country, upon application and showing interest in getting the loan. Applications can either be done online, accessed on the HESFB website or one can access the application form at any centenary bank branch, or any tertiary institution.

Learner's Assessment
Before acquiring the student loan, an assessment is done on the applicant. The test scorecard includes the social economic status, gender and regional balance. For the latter, learners from Northern Uganda and and North East including Buvuma and Kalangala are given special consideration with 100 extra slots.

Loan Repayment
These must be paid back in order to create a revolving fund. A learner is given a grace period of one year after completion of studies. They are encouraged to pay back under early repayment arrangements. After you complete, we profile all the details about you in terms of your new address, place of abode, the job you are undertaking if any and this info is updated every three months.

All loan beneficiaries are listed on the Credited Reference Bureau to ensure that they comply. We started recovery last year where we recovered 250 Million shillings and our projection this year is 550 Million. Recoveries will grow with time, because it is a revolving fund.

Incase of failure in payment
In case of deliberate refusal to repay, this becomes a legal issue in the court of law. However in the case of delay in acquiring employment, applicants are advised to write to HESFB to update them.

Note: Endeavor to visit HESFB website for more information on student loans.

23/03/2021

Scholarships in the Education Sector

The Ministry acquires both government and foreign scholarships. Government of the Republic of Uganda sponsors students for undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses. For Public Universities,4000 students are sponsored, 3000 on national merit, 896 on District quota, 40 on Sports scheme and 64 students with disability.
For Diploma students, though JAB,6000 students are sponsored by Government for all programs every year.

Foreign Scholarships
When MoES receives scholarships from foreign institutions, the department in charge coordinates, advertises, receive applications and shortlists applicants, interviews them, nominates and forwards the short-listed students to directly apply to the scholarship issuing Universities. This is done to ensure that only the best who have a higher chance of competing for the scholarships are nominated.
The ultimate decision rests with the institutions in the donor country and not the MoES. All we do is nominated people who are eligible for the scholarships.

NB: Scholarships are usually advertised in the dailys and on the Ministry website.

Scholarships in the Education Sector

The Ministry acquires both government and foreign scholarships. Government of the Republic of Uganda sponsors students for undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses. For Public Universities,4000 students are sponsored, 3000 on national merit, 896 on District quota, 40 on Sports scheme and 64 students with disability.
For Diploma students, though JAB,6000 students are sponsored by Government for all programs every year.

Foreign Scholarships
When MoES receives scholarships from foreign institutions, the department in charge coordinates, advertises, receive applications and shortlists applicants, interviews them, nominates and forwards the short-listed students to directly apply to the scholarship issuing Universities. This is done to ensure that only the best who have a higher chance of competing for the scholarships are nominated.
The ultimate decision rests with the institutions in the donor country and not the MoES. All we do is nominated people who are eligible for the scholarships.

NB: Scholarships are usually advertised in the dailys and on the Ministry website.

22/03/2021

Join us this evening on NBSTV.
#SpotlightUg

[03/22/21]   Some argue that education is the heartbeat of Uganda’s future.

Others, well, that it simply is life – that Education is the only way to ensure that tomorrow’s generations are well-nurtured.

This Monday, as hosted by Samson Kasumba, Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports is placed under the spotlight.

From school conditions across the country, all the way to scholarships and more, under the theme, “Progress of Uganda’s Education.”

Panellists will include Permanent Secretary, Alex Kakooza; Director Education Standards, Dr. Kedrace Turyagyenda; Director Basic and Secondary Education, Ismael Mulindwa; Commissioner Government Basic Education, Cleophus Muyenyi ; and Director Higher Technical Vocational Education and Training, Dr. Jane Egau.

All this live on NBS Television/ UBC Television today Monday, 22nd March, 2021, at 10 PM. Join the conversation NOW via #SpotlightUG.

18/03/2021

Disregard Social Media Posts announcing the reopening of Education institutions for Students in April.
Follow the phased Calendar for reopening.

Disregard Social Media Posts announcing the reopening of Education institutions for Students in April.
Follow the phased Calendar for reopening.

Photos from MoES WorldBank Projects Uganda's post 15/03/2021

Photos from MoES WorldBank Projects Uganda's post

05/03/2021

SPORTS: The ONLY final to watch!
Uganda vs Ghana
#TotalAFCONU20

SPORTS: The ONLY final to watch!
Uganda vs Ghana
#TotalAFCONU20

Photos from Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda's post 04/03/2021

ON-GOING: Midterm Review Workshop.

Theme: Developing a culture of accountability through effective performance review.

Venue: Ntinda Vocational Training Institute.

Presentations are focused on the directorates highlighted below;

(a.) Basic and Secondary Education.
(b.) Higher Technical Vocational Education & Training.
(c.) Policy Planning & Support Services.
(d.) Education Standards & Physical Education & Sports.

25/02/2021

Congratulations to Joshua Cheptegei on your nomination in the 2021 Laureus Awards as the World Sports man of the year.

He is the first Ugandan to be nominated in these awards!
Bring this home too champion!

Congratulations to Joshua Cheptegei on your nomination in the 2021 Laureus Awards as the World Sports man of the year.

He is the first Ugandan to be nominated in these awards!
Bring this home too champion!

23/02/2021

Special Needs Education Unit is conducting a baseline survey to enable UBTEB create a data base for Special needs Education candidates. UBTEB requests institutions with special needs candidates to provide appropriate information to enable the Board plan for special needs Education candidates effectively during examinations.

Heads of centres are requested to fill the questionnaire on attached and send it to [email protected]. For any inquiries on this issue please call 0774030477/0702451682 for inquiries. Deadline to submit the response is 26th February 2021 at 5:00pm. Thank you.
Follow link to download the questionnaire: https://ubteb.go.ug/media/ubteb-conducts-baseline-survey-special-needs%E2%80%99-candidates

Photos from Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda's post 19/02/2021

The Uganda National Examination Board has officially released the 2020 Examination Time Table for PLE,UCE and UACE.

Examinations will be conducted on March 1st-April 6th, March 30th-31st and April 12th-3rd May 2021 for UACE,PLE and UCE respectively.

[02/18/21]   Updates on the various ongoing plans prior to the opening of schools on the 1st March 2021.
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*Issuance of Guidelines to Education Institutions prior to opening of schools.
MoES has developed the draft Guidelines for schools as they reopen on the 1st of March 2021. These guidelines however must be aligned with Health Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) to be issued by the Ministry of Health by Tuesday,23rd February 2021. The Guidelines will be issued immediately thereafter.

*Lost time strategy.
The Ministry is in discussions with stakeholders over the strategy to recover lost time following the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown on the 20th of March 2020. This strategy is to guide schools on how to address the issue of catching up with the time lost in the most practical way. This will be issued to schools together with the guidelines for re-opening schools next week.
The Ministry will also clarify every issue raised on the Day and Boarding schools' arrangements in the guidelines.

*Fees.
MoES' position is that schools must not increase school fees under the circumstances.
School Management Committees and Boards of governors are advised to review their budget to address the concerns raised by parents on the issue of fees based on the length of the term that the learners will be in school.
Students in different classes will be in school for different lengths of time in accordance with the school calendar issued by the Ministry.
The Permanent Secretary will sanction changes in school dues on a case by case basis under unique circumstances on the advise of the Directors and Commissioners.

*Incase of COVID Cases reported in a school.
The Ministry has learnt many lessons from the experience and subsequent inspection of Education Institutions while candidate classes studied during their 2nd term.
The plan for the next intake is to strengthen surveillance mechanisms by increasing and monitoring the reporting lines and protocols. These protocols will be strictly followed so as to ensure safety of all learners in school.

*Nursery School/ECD/Vaccination of Teachers.
SDG Goal 1(Eradicate poverty) states that Early Childhood development interventions increase adult productivity and income, and reduce inequities. The Ministry is cognizant of this fact.
This therefore is to inform the public that MoES is in the final stages of concluding the Early Childhood Development (ECD) policy that will outline best practices and procedures for providing ECD services in the country.
ECD centers (Nursery Schools) have therefore not been closed permanently as it has been purported in the press.

The Health Scientists have advised the Ministry to delay the
re-opening of ECD centers/Nursery Schools primarily because children/preschoolers, (whose immunity is still low), are super spreaders of the COVID-19 virus with a very high viral load thereby putting their teachers at great risk.
It is therefore envisaged that the time for reopening of ECD Centers is dependent on how soon teachers in these Nursery schools will be vaccinated.

*Schools sending circulars demanding exorbitant dues.
The Ministry has learnt that some schools are demanding that as many as 3 masks at 12,000/- per mask be purchased at the school. By any standards, such a price is too high! The Ministry has further learned that some schools are demanding jerrycans of sanitizer from the students upon reporting to school. Those schools should stand warned, they could be de-registered.

*International School standards being different from Standards for local schools with regard to which classes report for school.
The international Schools have manageable number of learners. Social distancing in such schools is much easier than in other schools with much larger numbers.

Further to this, the Ministry has received reports that International Schools have subjected their teachers to COVID-19 testing. In the same vein, the Ministry of Health teams have inspected International schools that are currently open with a view to determine their readiness to open for the learners who have already reported to study. This follows the presidential directive where the Ministry of Health was directed to inspect International schools. The schools operating now have been granted authority to do so.

*Study Materials.
Distribution of study materials (to schools) started on Monday,15th February 2021. These materials will be distributed to schools and NOT to homes as earlier implemented.
Guidelines on how they will reach the learners in these schools are being prepared.

Government though the Ministry of Education received GPE funds for development and distribution of learning materials for primary
and lower secondary schools. However, the GPE funds were not enough to cover study material for all learners, so Government of Uganda funds are filling the gap.

Materials shall be distributed to learners in both government and private schools. Special needs learners' materials are ready for distribution as well.

Kindly note that all materials are FREE, and no conditions should be tagged to learners before learners can access these materials.

NOTE: These highlights precede the guidelines that shall soon be issued to Education Institutions with a view to effectively guide each institution.

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