Muslim teachers have asked government to review the entire education system with a view to bringing it in line with contemporary trends.
Speaking during a meeting of the Uganda Muslim Teachers Association (UMTA) at Kibuli, the instructors led by their executive secretary, Issa Matovu, argued that the curriculum review should be inclusive.
“We feel that the current education system is not commensurate with the reality on the ground; therefore, we want government to involve all key stakeholders in finding lasting solutions to the dilemma,” Matovu said.
His comments came as the association prepared to hold their 27th annual convention, from May 20 to 21 in Kampala. Former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete is billed as chief guest.
Matovu explained that the meeting, expected to host over 1,000 guests, drawn from government, civil society organizations, teachers and academia, will look at the curriculum of Muslim education.
“Our convention is an annual event … to deliberate on strategies for increasing access to quality education,” he said. “We shall be launching our strategic plan for Muslim education in Uganda.”
The convention will be held under theme Increasing our impact on quality education and teachers’ welfare. The meeting is also expected re-position UMTA as a leading umbrella organization in streamlining education matters in the country, while also empowering teachers to unleash their potential.
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