The 22nd-26th April saw Global Action Week where across the world action is taken to improve education.
In Uganda 2013 saw a week of action to highlight the need for quality public education.
Quality Public Education Week saw participants coming together to say that there is a crisis in our education system which needs to be addressed immediately. Learners, MPs, teachers religious leaders and many others came together to take action to improve the quality of education in Uganda.
The week was launched with a press conference, NGO exhibition and public debate where politicians, religious leaders and trade unionists were united in their call for action.
NGOs worked with learners across Uganda asking them what they like about their education and what they would like to see changed.
Public debates and radio talk-shows took place on a range of issues including child labour and the barriers to education, the role of language in education and what makes a good teacher.
The week ended with a Quality Public Education Rally in Gulu to highlight that every child in Uganda should have access to quality public education.
Frederick Mwesigye, Director of FENU said ‘We are very pleased that so many people across Uganda embraced the opportunity to improve public education. It’s inspiring to see so many different people working together for change and I want to thank all those who were involved.‘
‘This week is just the start’ he continued. ‘Improving public education will take ongoing hard work and cooperation from everyone. I urge everyone to join the Quality Public Education Campaign and commit to working for a quality education for every child in Uganda.’
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Quality Public Education Week Programme
28th March –19th April
Ahead of the week learners from across Uganda will work with NGOs to give their views on education. This will include what they like about their schools, what they would like improved and what they think makes a good teacher. The views of learners will then be presented to decision makers. For more information contact FENU.
Mon 22nd April
Lunch for learners
8am, Kampala, Venue tbc
Students cannot learn without lunch. On Monday, Foundation Bodies and CSOs will take food to schools for student’s lunch. This is to highlight to parents, communities and the government the importance of providing learners with lunch. For more information contact FENU.
Press conference, NGO exhibition and panel debate
9:30—2pm Africana hotel, Kampala
The week will be launched with a press conference at 9:30 on quality public education.
This will be followed by a NGO exhibition at 10am where NGOs will display their work on education.
At 10:30am there will be a panel discussion on child labour and the barriers to quality education. For more information contact FENU.
More information can be found in the child labour public dialogue concept.
Tues 23rd April
On Tuesday the public will be able to give their views by calling in to a radio talk-show. Panelists and members of the public will debate ’What is quality education and how can we get it?’. For more information contact FENU.
Weds 24th April
What makes a good teacher symposium
2pm, Hotel Triangle, Buganda Road
UNATU are coordinating a symposium to look at what makes a good teacher. For more information contact UNATU.
More information can be found in the draft teacher symposium concept.
Thurs 25th April
On Tuesday panelists and members of the public will debate ’What is quality education and how can we get it?’. For more information contact FENU.
Multi-Lingual Education Network Event
9-1, Kampala City Guest House, Kamwokya
At this event the role language plays in education will be explored. For more information contact LABE: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri 26th April
Quality Public Education Week Rally
9:30 -1pm March to St Monica’s vocational school, Gulu
The week will end with a morning of action by schools and guests in Gulu. There will be speeches and presentations from children and local dignitaries on the importance of quality education. For more information contact FENU.