Uganda Episcopal Conference which is the assembly of catholic bishops, made this observation through its education commission which was presenting it’s memoranda to the Nuwe Amanya Mushega led Education Policy Review Commission.
Rt. Rev. Sanctus Lino Wanok, the newly elected vice chairperson of the conference, noted that the heavy commercialization in the sector is responsible for the majority of shortcomings that are driving the system in abyss.
Bishop Sanctus, who is also the ordinary of Lira Diocese, described the education sector as the heartbeat of the country and needs to be carefully handled than letting every tom dick and perceive it like any another business.
He added the development has severely hindered the improvement of educational values and reduced teaching quality that sees morally lacking students get first degrees but deliver nothing to support their academic qualifications. Bishop Sanctus Lino speaking…….
In the 1990s Uganda liberalized the education sector thus attracting all manner of investors but ut questions on the quality of education children abound.
Rev. Fr. Ronald Okello, the executive secretary in charge of education at the catholic secretaries also observed that with the ongoing commercialization, schools are now examination orientated as the performance in national examination is now seen as the bench mark of the best school. END