Busoga Education Initiative is an envisaged group under different stake holders from the Busoga Region. The initiative’s aim is to implement strategies for uplifting education in the region, focusing initial with primary school education. These stategies will aim at improving the schools’ performances, reducing absenteeism of both teachers and learners, improving parental and community participation and involvement in learners’ education, improving school monitoring and inspection by all stakeholders, increasing stakeholder participation in improving quality of education in the sub region, increasing number of schools feeding children, among others
Background of the Initiative
The Busoga Education Initiative is an undertaking to improve the quality of Education in Busoga region. Historically, schools in Busoga were considered among the top best performing schools in Uganda. Students came from over the country to join school in Busoga. The single University then; Makerere University had a big number of students from Busoga schools etc. Busoga produced very good professionals Engineers, Doctors, Teachers and many more. Since the 1990s however, a downward trend has been observed in the performance of students from Busoga.
Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) results bring out that the Eastern Region and Busoga specifically has had poor performance in the last five years. 2014 PLE results reflect that 1,425 candidates scored zero marks in various subjects’ country wide. Busoga sub region had the highest number of candidates with zero score (337). This downward trend is of concern and calls for a remedy of the situation. Busoga performance in Education needs to regain this lost glory and requires to partnership in driving improvement in the quality of education and performance of students in the region.
Under the leadership of the Minister of State for Primary Education, Hon. Nansubuga Rosemary Seninde, selected stakeholder from Busoga Region came together to devise and implement strategies for uplifting education in the region, focusing initial with Primary School education. It is envisaged that the initiative will lead to the following: Improved performance, reduced absenteeism of both teachers and learners, Improved parental and community participation and involvement in learners’ education, improved school monitoring and inspection by all stakeholders, increased stakeholder participation in improving quality of education in the sub region, Increased number of schools feeding children, Motivated and committed teachers.
A task force, including five committees was constituted in June 2018 to support the roll out of the initiate. Communication and Advocacy Committee was one of the established committees.
Composition of the communication and Advocacy committee
|Mrs. Lumonya Olive Birungi||F||Chairperson Communication committee|
|Mrs. Annet Mpabulungi Wakabi||F||Alternate chair|
|Dr. Edith Mwebaza Basalirwa||F||Member|
|Dr. CT Mukasa Lusambu||M||Member|
|Dr. Ibrahim Okumu||M||Member|