Kasekende tips teachers on quality education
Posted Tuesday, October 22 2013 at 01:00
Katakwi- The deputy governor of Bank of Uganda has asked teachers to promote quality education, saying it is key in transforming the country’s economy.
Launching a fundraising campaign for the construction of teachers’ accommodation in Katakwi District at the weekend, Mr Louis Kasekende, who represented Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, said with quality education, Ugandans will get better jobs.
The campaign is spearheaded by the minister of Education, Ms Jessica Alupo.
“As we talk about Vision 2040, we must know that Uganda is becoming a middle-income country. Those pupils will not be employed without appropriate schools and quality education,” Mr Kasekende said.
The Central Bank deputy governor also said teachers must be partners with the government, instead of absenting themselves from classes, which has affected universal education.
“ The government cannot do everything because it does not have all the resources,” Mr Kasekende said.
At least Shs75m was raised during the campaign.
Ms Alupo said President Museveni had donated 5,000 iron sheets worth more than Shs20 million towards the initiative.
Meanwhile, Ms Alupo and State ministers Rebecca Atengo, Sarah Kataike, David Wakikona and Christine Amongin Aporu used the fundraising to launch a fifth term for the President.
With flyers of Mr Museveni swinging in the air decorated with campaign messages, the ministers said the Head of State was “still a baby” and should be given another term since he is capable.
“People here know how to choose the best cream of leaders and have have accepted that come 2016,they are still with President Museveni,” Ms Alupo said.
Ms Atengo said people of northern Uganda have never identified anyone to replace President Museveni.
“He is a new baby who has only spent four years with us since we have been experiencing insurgencies and we have discovered he is a good baby,” Ms Atengo said.
Ms Kataike said the President had achieved a lot for the country, adding that he should continue serving.