I am proud to commission the review of the Education Policy of Uganda. The last time a review of the education policy in Uganda was undertaken was in 1989. The time has come for us to realign the policy direction for the Education and Sports Sector. This will ensure that the education we give to our children guarantees the attainment of Vision 2040 and the attendant aspirations of Ugandans.
I am counting on the Chairman and the Commissioners to capture the views of Ugandans during the education reform process. I urge the team to ensure that the policy formulation process is widely consultative, participatory and is guided by research. The policy design should be informed by past education policies, global educational policies and best practices.
As a nation and a dynamic education sector, we aspire to embrace UNESCO's five pillars in the design of a new Education Policy for Uganda. These are Learning to know; Learning to do; Learning to live together; Learning to be; and Learning to transform oneself and society.
My prayer as the leader of the Education and Sports Sector is that we will find real breakthroughs to transform our education to the satisfaction of all the people of Uganda.
I commit to support the Education Policy Review Commission for the successful completion of a new Education Policy for Uganda.
God bless you!