Urges Busoga to Support Education Reforms
His Royal Highness the Kyabazinga of
Busoga Kingdom welcomed the Education Policy Review Commission (EPRC)
delegation to Busoga the week of September 11th 2022. The Kyabazinga launched the public policy consultations
in his Kingdom for the formulation of new reforms in the education and sports sector.
The Commission was led by Honorable
Colonel (Rtd) Amanya Mushega, the Chairperson. He congratulated His Royal
Highness on the eve of his coronation anniversary. He further briefed the King about
the objective of holding public consultations in Busoga region, and he invited
the King to share his vision for the education he recommends for Bugosa.
The Kyabazinga decried the state of
education in his Kingdom, ranging from overall poor academic performance, poor
infrastructure, alarming school dropout rates, teenage pregnancies, as well as
concerns of high unemployment rates.
Later, the Kyabazinga invited the
Commission to meet leaders of the Kingdom -
the Cabinet, Prominent persons, and Clan leaders at his Igenge Palace in
Bugembe, Jinja. The leaders raised policy proposals to strengthen of education
The Commission subsequently visited several
districts in Busoga region, mostly carrying out On-Spot-Checks on various institutions
of learning and schools. This entailed
meeting and documenting the consultations with the head of the institution, the
management team, and staff. The
consultations concluded with a grand meeting of most of the education sector stakeholders
held at the City Hall, in Jinja City, hosted by the Mayor of Jinja City.
The Education Policy Review
Commission (EPRC) was launched by the First Lady and Hon. Minister of Education
and Sports in May 2021. The main role of the Commission is to review the
education and sports sector, and make relevant recommendations; and draft a new
macro policy framework for education and sports for Uganda.