With the increased tension from parents and students on when and how schools will re-open and through what procedures, World vision has come out with an initiative to inform the public on the existing gaps in the education sector to find possible solutions.
In as much as the pandemic has greatly affected the education sector due to the closure of schools, the responsible government departments like the Ministry of Education and Sports are believed to not have played their role in making sure that schools quickly re-open.
It is because of this, that the world vision has come up with the theme * Enhancing service delivery in education through social accountability mechanism* in order to help different stakeholders engage in discussions on the best alternatives the education sector should operate.
Program Manager World vision, Pascal Freeman Oucha says the government needs to adopt partial accountability as a means fo engaging the locals on government programs.
“Partial accountability is an approach that is intended to enable citizens engagement in monitoring what government is giving as a service to the people.”
Phionah Nyamutoro, the national female youth MP says private stakeholders in the education sector should stop considering education as a money-making business.
“At the end of the day, it is for the betterment of our future and every time we get to touch that, the businessmen do not want to touch some buttons. But it is actually the truth because we need to appreciate education as a channel of building citizens that will relay back in the development of this country.”
Asuman Basalirwa, the MP Bugiri municipality called for more sensitization of the various stakeholders in the education sector – if learning is to resume amidst challenges.