The ministry of education has directed school administrators in well performing schools to allow Senior Four candidates who scored credit passes in the core science subjects to offer science combinations at Advanced Level.
Dr Yusuf Nsubuga, the director Basic and Secondary Education said the new arrangement, if implemented, will enable the country to get all categories of scientists needed to transform Uganda from a peasantry-based economy to a modern and industrial self sustaining nation.
Dr Nsubuga made the remarks at the weekend during an education dialogue with Nakaseke District education officers and head teachers at the district headquarters. The dialogue was aimed at seeking solutions on how to improve standards at all education levels.
He said his office will soon issue circulars to all schools to ensure that the new admission policy is effected starting with Senior Five students who are expected report March 17.
“The other day I was looking for a plumber to help fix a pipe in my bathroom but because they are few, it took me weeks to find one. But does it require one to score only distinctions to become a plumber?” he asked.