Govt struggles to find ICT  trained teachers

Ms Rosemary Sseninde, the State minister for Primary Education (standing), inspects some of the work that ICT teachers were handling at Turkish Light Academy in Kigo, Wakiso District on January 23, 2021. PHOTO/STEPHEN OTAGE

What you need to know:

  • We have been encouraging schools to embrace ICT and we know that some schools were given computers by the Uganda Communications Commission.
  • You visit a school and find the computers are intact. They have never been opened,” State minister for Primary Education Rosemary Sseninde.

The Ministry of Education says it is struggling to get computer literate teachers to train fellow teachers in government-aided secondary schools to promote e-learning.
 
 While officiating at a one day orientation workshop for 20 ICT teachers from 10 secondary schools across the country in Kigo, Wakiso District, on Saturday, State minister for Primary Education Rosemary Sseninde said: “We have been encouraging schools to embrace ICT and we know that some schools were given computers by the Uganda Communications Commission. You visit a school and find the computers are intact. They have never been opened.”
 
Ms Sseninde said government had anticipated to solve this problem by generating a pool of skilled teachers from teacher training colleges and universities but now it is important for them to get partners ready to support government to close the gap.

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