Members of Parliament from the Acholi sub-region are proposing for a policy that would prevent any Ministry of Education official, regardless of their position, from actively participating in the management of an educational institution while still serving in the civil service.
The MPs observed that the education system has been adversely affected by public officials who, in their capacity as supervisors, have failed due to conflicts of interest.
Anthony Akol, the chairperson of the Acholi Parliamentary Group, pointed out that public schools have intentionally been undermined by individuals within the ministry who prioritize the promotion of their own educational institutions.
Akol, the MP for Kilak North, named education ministers, and commissioners who own some of the best schools in the country. Yet, at the same time, the public schools in their own neighborhoods are in a poor state.Mr. Anthony speaking…
The proposal was presented to the Education Policy Review Commission which has been meeting parliamentary groups this week.
During the submission, Akol added that a significant number of policies geared towards supporting government schools are being undermined by these individuals to ensure the survival of their private businesses. END.