The District Education Department


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1.1        VISION: Quality Education for all.

1.2. MISSION:

To provide appropriate Education focusing on national and local priorities for the development of Kamwenge.

1.   DEPARTMENTAL LEGAL MANDATE

The mandate of the department is consistent with the constitution of Uganda of 1995, The Local Government Act 1997, National Development Planning Authority (NDP), Uganda Vision 2040,, the national Resistance Movement 10 point programme, the President’s manifesto 2011-2016,the MDTs and EFA of Goals

2.   The Sector’s objectives to attain the goals of the NDP II and Vision 2040 goals are:

    I.        Achieve equitable access to relevant and quality education and training towards rapid transformation of the society and economy of  Kamwenge and the country;

  II.        Ensure delivery of relevant and quality education and training for self-development and competitiveness in the global job market; and

III.        Enhance efficiency and effectiveness of education and sports service delivery at all levels.

Strategic objectives

1. Ensuring Universal and equitable access to quality Basic Education of  all children in the district through :

a.   Early child hood care an development for children up to 6 years.

b.   Universal Primary education for children from 6year to 12 years

c.   Education for disadvantaged groups from 6years to 18 years

d.   Implementing Universal post primary education and training

ii. Ensuring equal access by gender and special needs at all levels of education

iii. Improving quality of education in:

a.   Primary education by ensuring quality and achievement of literacy, numeracy and life skills approach to education

b.   Building capacity to schools by helping managers acquire and improve on their Knowledge skills and attitudes to be able to plan, monitor account and perform managerial skills.

KEY FUNCTIONS

·         Monitoring and implementing national policies of Education in Uganda.

·         Planning for sector development

·         Provision for technical guidance and coordination

·         Enforcement of compliance to national standards

·         Inspection of schools and other institutions of the district.

·         Mentoring teachers and school management committees.

·         Collecting and dissemination of relevant and timely information data for educational planning

·         Setting, administering and marking district examinations.

The department of composed of two sub sectors

Administration and Inspectorate.

2.1 ADMINISTRATION:

The Administration is charged with overall coordination and management of all activities in education sector

2.2. INSPECTORATE SUB SECTOR:

It is charged with quality control of curriculum and co curricular activities (games, sports, music dance and drama) and Special Needs Education.

STAFFING

Position

Name of office holder

District Education Officer

Mr.Tumwiringire Eric

Senior Education Officer

Mr. Habiyaremye Fabian

District Inspector of Schools

Mr.Akorinako Julius

Inspector of Schools I/C Kibale

Mr. Barinaitwe Stephen

Inspector of Schools I/C Kitagwenda

Mr. Mugisha Mulinde Apollo

Inspector I/C SNE

Mr. Nuwamanya John

Sports Officer

Mr Nuwamanya Ivan

Secretary

Vacant   

Driver

Mr. Sanyu Boniface

Office Attendant

Vacant

 

2.3 KAMWENGE INSTITUTIONS.

2.3.1 Secondary Government Aided (of which 1 is non USE)      3

2.3.2 Private secondary Schools                                                            33 schools

(Of which 10 are USE)                                                                 

2.3.2 PRIMARY SCHOOLS

UPE Schools                                                                              147

Private registered Primary schools                                               5

Private not registered                                                                        88

 

2.3.3 Nursery schools and day Care Centres                                  120

 

 

 

3.1       INTRODUCTION:

The Sector’s objectives to attain the goals of the NDP II and Vision 2040 goals which are:

1)   Achieve equitable access to relevant and quality education and training towards rapid transformation of the society and economy of kamwenge and the country at large

2)   Ensure delivery of relevant and quality education and training for self-development and competitiveness in the global job market; and

3)   Enhance efficiency and effectiveness of education and sports service delivery at all levels.

 

4.1 SECTOR GOAL

Expansion of access and equity at all levels to ensure equal and inclusive education for all children in the District

 

4.2 SECTOR PRIORITIES

·         Enrolling all school going age children of age 6 and above

·         Mobilise communities/parents to ensure girl child education and  the disadvantaged children

·         Fostering literacy, numeracy and life skills in the teaching, learning process

·         Encouraging the teaching of science at both primary and secondary schools

·         Participate in co-curricular activities from school to National levels and community sports development

·         Timely assessment of learners both at secondary and primary level

·         Enforcing customised performance targets in primary schools

·         Construct classrooms, teachers houses, pit latrines and provision of furniture in primary schools

·         Rehabilitation of classrooms, which are relatively strong as approved by engineers.

·         Inspecting schools

·         Capacity building for school managers

·         Encouraging tree planting in schools to provide windbreaks, shades and sources of income.

·         Equipping teachers with SNE skills and training

  • Completion and stocking public  Library
  • Completion of Education building sanitation facilities(water born toilet)
  • To reduce on the dropout rate by ensuring that school are  child friendly

 

ACHIVEMENTS FOR 2015/2016

·         Construction of class rooms  of the last phase of  Presidential pledge at Kamwenge P/S

·         We are Procuring double cabin pick up for the department.

·         This F/Y 2015/2016 we are Constructing 2 classrooms, office, store 36 twin desks at Mirembe K in Kicece subcounty.

·         Construction of Latrines at Mirambi K’, Kiceece P/S, Kabuga P/S, Mugombwa and Iryangabi P/S

·         Have conducted massive Inspections in schools and shared findings with stakeholder.

·         World Vision has constructed teachers house and a latrine  at Nkarakara-

·         It has constructed latrines at Kahunge,

·         Have participated in co curricular activities such as Athletics.

·         Have conducted Joint Examinations from P4-P6.evaluated performance and developed modalities to improve on the performance.

·         Performance in division one at primary leaving has continued to improve year by year.

·         BRAC is sponsoring some children in post primary institutions.

·         Hima Cement Limited sponsors the best PLE  performer a boy and a girl each year

·         Under Quarter system, this year, eight students were identified and are benefiting government scholarship.

·         Kampala University is providing students from Kamwenge 50%

·         We received one new motorcycle for the District Inspector of schools from the Ministry of education and Sports.

 

5.1 EDUCATION SECTOR CHALLENGES

  • High Teacher: Pupil ratio( 1:80  especially in lower classes
  • High dropout rate 5 % per year.
  • Lack of infrastructure and instructional materials in newly upgraded schools namely Munyuma, Kikiri, New Aden, Bitojo, Machiro, Rwengobe SDA, Kengeya, , Kamuganguzi, Mirembe K., St. Paul,Nyanga.

 

  • Inadequate instructional materials especially for the thematic curriculum
  • Inadequate facilitation for capacity building to school managers.
  • Management of ECD Centres in terms of caregivers and funding.

·         Lack of teachers’; accommodation in schools

  • Absenteeism some of pupils, teachers and Head teachers.
  • Very low survival rate from P1 to P.7
  • Collapsing of Latrines due to too much rains leaving most schools without sanitation Facilities (Kyehemba, Mahani, Rwebikwato,Kanyabikere,, Kyeganywa,, Mirambi,  Kabambiro,Rwemigo, Kanimi, Bitojo, Damasiko.MirembeK,Ngoma, Bweranyangi,Iryangabi, kabaye. and kicheche
  • Destruction of classrooms such as Kamusenene Nkoma,, Kakinga in Kamwenge TC, Zaituni PS in Nkoma,  Rwamwanja SS

 

  • The following schools are constrained with  infrastructure due to increase in enrolment:

, NyarweyaMichindo,Kaberebere, Nyanga, Kengeya, Bwitankanja, Mahyoro and Malere Kitonzi

  • The departmental motorcycles are very old and are expensive to maintain.

 

·         Teachers’ workshops and trainings are funded through schools contributions which results into debts as a result of some head teachers refusing or failing to pay their contribution.

·         Most head teachers do not have computer skills and this affects the effectiveness of data collection on teachers’ particulars for OBT, enrolment data and e-registration of both PLE candidates.

 

5.2 STRATEGIES TO ADDRESSS CHALLENGES

·         To mobilise the community to keep their children in schools. 

 

·          To procure Instructional materials to cater for instructional materials in newly upgraded schools  and advocate for funding to construct classrooms and teachers houses to the newly government aided and had to reach  schools such as, Kikiri, New Aden,, Bitojo, Machiro, Rwengobe SDA, Kengeya, Busabura, Mirembe K, Kamwenge Primary, St. Paul, Nyanga.

 

·         Lobby the ministry of Education and sports to provide instructional materials especially for the thematic curriculum Runyankore Rukiga.

 

·         Advocate for funding from Education Partners’ to facilitate capacity building to the school managers.

 

·         Mobilise the community to step up contribution of resources to Manage ECD Centres in terms of facilitating caregivers and improvement of infrastructure.

 

·         Mobilise Community to put up modest accommodation for teachers as we wait for future government funding.

 

·         Enforcing Customised Performance Appraisal.

·         Mobilising communities to ensure that children get mid day meals.

·         Sub-counties to put in place bylaws to enforce the Education Act 2008 provisions.

 

PROJECTS FOR SFG   ARE PROPOSED AT THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS

                                         i.    Construction of 2 classrooms, office, store, 36 twin desks and a  5    stance latrine at two sites in Primary schools Bitojo in Biguli and Kitaka in Buhanda

                                        ii.    We expect presidential pledge worth 192,000,000/= hopefully for Bihanga Seed school.

                                      iii.    Construction of latrines at Mahyoro muslim, Kitaka,Bitojo,Zaituni,Rwemigo and Malere.

 

PROPOSED EXPENDITURE  FOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

Primary salaries

 

 

8,067,354,264

8,067,354,264

8,470,721,977

UPE Grant for Primary

 

 

698,080,932

698,080,932

732,984,979

Secondary Salaries

 

 

2,047,152,180

2,047,152,180

2,149,509,789

USE (Capitation Grant)

 

 

902,295,000

902,295,000

947,409,750

Tertiaryinstitutions Salaries

 

 

487,071.336

487,071.336

511,425

Locally raised revenue

 

 

19,304,814=

19,304,814=

20,270,055

Technical Institute  non wage

 

 

     232,000,000

     232,000,000

243,600,000

SFG

 

 

556,736,924

556,736,924

584,573,770

Inspection Grant

 

 

48,506,092

48,506,092

50,931,397

 

District Staff salaries

 

 

92,851,000

92,851,000

97,493,550

TOTAL

 

 

      13,151,352,542

      13,151,352,542

13,808,920,169

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tumwiringire Eric

DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICER-KAMWENGE

 

 

 

Vision:
improved quality of education for all the people of kamwenge by the year 2025

Mission:
to improve appropriate Education focusing on national and local priorities for the development of kamwenge

Mandate:
The department is mandated to provide Education services which cover the nursery, primary, secondary, special needs education and tertiary education. The department mandate is derived from:

a)    the constitution of the republic of Uganda
b)    local government Act 1995 as amended in 1997
c)    Education Act 2008

The main purpose of this department is to coordinate, give technical and professional guidance and advice in the management, accountability and implementation of policies, programmes and decisions for the betterment of the education sector in the district.

Specific Objectives.

  • To ensure universal and equitable access to quality basic education for all children
  • To improve the quality of education in primary and post primary schools
  • To ensure equal access to education by gender at all levels
  • To build the capacity of schools by helping education managers to acquire  and improve on their skills and attitudes to be able to plan, monitor, account and perform managerial functions  

Major Activities

  • Coordinating, harmonizing and administration all matters, activities of the education sector and related institutions in the district;
  • Supporting and ensuring implementation of education policies, programmes and decisions as required by the Central Government and the local authority;
  • Supervising, monitoring and evaluating activities, institutions, head teachers and teachers inthe education sector;
  • Tendering technical and professional advice to stakeholders in the local government aimed at improved performance and standard in the sector
  • Overseeing and ensuring harmonization of activities of the management of the committees, Parents' Teachers Association and Board of Governors within the education institutions;
  • Tendering advice to DCS and other relevant authorities in regard to teachers' appointments, postings, promotions and discipline;
  • Planning, managing, and supervising the human and physical resources;
  • Facilitating the development, training and up-grading of teachers in the district.
  • Promoting and encouraging sports and physical education in schools;
  • Providing and facilitating special education in schools.

 Summary of the Education situation in the district

Number of Primary Schools   (147 government, 2 private registered 85 unregistred)      

127

Number of University branches                                                  

02

Number of technical institutes

01

Number of Technical colleges

01

Number of vocational institutes

02

Number of Government aided Secondary Schools                            

11

Number of government  USE schools

21

Number of Private Secondary schools                                      

22

Net Enrolment (UPE )                                                        

89,142

Pupil – teacher ratio:                                                                                     

1:58

Pupil classroom ratio                                                                                     

75:1

Pupil text book ratio                                                                                      

6:1

Pupil stance ratio                                                                            

98:1

Enrolment in Secondary Schools                                              

14,294

 

 

Demographic Indicators

Total land area           2,375,3 km2
Total Population
(Projection 2014)
421,470
 Number of House holds    88,687
Total female (Projection 2014)   215,668
Total male (Projection 2014)    205,802
Population Density 173 Persons/Km

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