As parents prepare to return their children to school, a huge responsibility falls on the government’s shoulders to assist in making everything ready.
However Kampala central MP Hon Muhammad Nsereko has come out to advise parents to be at the forefront of their children’s education because the government won’t help them at all.
Nsereko questioned the vision of the country in regards to the education sector.
He further says that the world is moving at a very fast pace especially in terms of technology yet Uganda is still dragging its feet.
“What is in our vision 2040? Our education system must be tailored to our vision. The world is moving so fast technology-wise. In the next ten years, there won’t be anyone submitting a written report. Even sitting will end, we will have less human contact. Let us prepare the children to compete. I want to tell parents. This government won’t help you. The future of your child is in your hands, sacrifice,” Hon Muhammad Nsereko said.
Political analyst Charles Rwomushana in the same vein said that the country is in a public crisis in regards to the education sector.
This is because both the public and private schools ceased working efficiently during the lockdown.
And worse of all, this crisis can’t be sorted since everyone wants to speak in order to be popular but not problem solving.
“We are in a crisis because the public schools died. The private schools that were helping have been shut down for two years. The Education Minister can say don’t charge a parent UGX 5 million, but she can’t implement it. Are we going to have stakeholders meeting to sort the crisis? No, because everyone is looking for a platform to talk and be popular,” Rwomushana said.