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Education

SECTOR MANDATE

  • To Plan, formulate, analyse, monitor, evaluate review policies, provide technical support and guidance and set national standards for the sector.

SECTOR MISSION

  • To provide for, support, guide, coordinate, regulate and promote quality education and sports for all persons in the municipal for integration to reduce on illiteracy in the municipality.

SECTOR DEVELOPMENT GOAL

  • To provide relevant and quality education for all people especially the disadvantaged to enable them acquire skills which will make them functionally literate and productive.

DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

  • To offer equitable access to relevant and quality education and training;
  • To deliver relevant and quality education and training;
  • Support management of education and sports service delivery at all levels.

THE DEPARTMENT SECTIONS: -

  • Administration
  • Inspectorate
  • Special Needs
  • Sports

DEPARTMENT STAFFING.

The department is fully fledged with six staff 

  • The Principal Education Officer
  • Municipal Inspector
  • Education Officer
  • Education Officer in charge Special Needs
  • Assistant Inspector 
  • Assistant sports officer

The department runs directly the primary sub-sector under the decentralisation policy.

 The department oversees all education activities like the secondary subsection, which is not fully decentralised.

INSTITUTIONS:

TYPE

 

PRIMARY

Government-07

 

Private-45

 

ECD-60

TOTAL

112

 

 

SECONDARY

Goernment-01

 

Private partnership with USE-07

 

Private-05

TOTAL

13

 

 

PRIMARY TEACHERS COLLEGE

Private-01

 

Tertiary-01

 

Technical other vocational-05

 

 We have a total enrolment of 5963 UPE learners as below,

SCHOOL NAME

DIVISION

MALE

FEMALE

TOTAL

Iganga town council P/Sch

Central

724 pupils

787 pupils

1511 pupils

Igamba P/Sch

Northern

500 Pupils

595 Pupils

1095 Pupils

Bugumba P/Sch

Northern

178 Pupils

192 pupils

370 pupils

Kasokoso P/Sch

Central

404 pupils

595 pupils

999 pupils

Buligo P/Sch

Central

266 pupils

287 pupils

553 pupils

Nakavule P/Sch

Central

357 Pupils

527 Pupils

884 PUPILS

Noor Islamic P/Sch

Central

295 pupils

256 pupils

 551pupils

 

The following are ideal expected indicators that can guide focused education development.

S/N

INDICATOR

ACTUAL

IDEAL

GAP

1.

Teacher: pupil ratio

1:45

1:53

Nil

2.

Latrine stance: pupil

1:60

1:40

107

3.

Pupil: classroom

1:70

1:54

50

4.

Teacher: house ratio

1:05

1:1

235

5.

Pupil: Desk ratio

1:8

1:3

445

6.

Performance Index (PLE)

(Entire Iganga District)

63.4%

100%

36.6%

7.

Completion rate

(Entire Iganga District)

85%

100%

15%

8.

Survival rate to P.7

65%

100%

35%

9

Net intake ratio

(Entire Iganga District)

59%

100%

41%

10.

Pupil: textbook ratio

1:12

1:1

1:11

SUMMARY OF P.L.E PERFORMANCE IN IGANGA MUNICIPALITY.

YEAR

DIV 1

DIV 2

DIV 3

DIV 4

DIV U

DIV X

TOTAL

2015

145

727

143

92

61

24

1192

2016

177

713

177

107

74

19

1267

2017

190

730

144

68

37

22

1191

2018

239

750

129

59

13

12

1202

 

There was an improvement in performance from16.3% Div 1 in2017 to 20% in 2018 which was due to enhanced school monitoring by both the political and technical however a number of Division u and x was brought about by;

  • Absenteeism of learners
  • Teenage pregnancies
  • Lack of midday meals
  • Largely unsupportive parents
  • Child labour

There was a reduction in Div x, Div U and fourth grade.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS ENROLMENT

NAME OF SCCHOL

DIVISION

BOYS

GIRLS

TOTAL

Top Care

Northern

 

 

2290

Savanah High land college

Central

291

486

777

Triangle s.s

Central

296

381

677

King of Kings

Northern

 

 

1605

Iganga Town View s.s

Northern

415

503

918

Dynamic s.s

Northern

 

 

1209

Iganga High School

Northern

907

1105

2012

Nakavule college

Central

309

512

821

Total

 

4629

5195

10024

 

THE STATE OF THE SCHOOLS.

Government has continued to construct latrines and provision of furniture to our schools.  This has seriously improved the situation in our Schools.

Some buildings are still in a good shape while others are not. A special maintenance scheme needs to be put in place to save the existing infrastructure to meet the ideal Pupil: Classroom and Teacher: Pupil ratios.

ACHIEVEMENTS 2018/2019 UPTO NOVEMBER.

  • Effective monitoring and inspection of Schools has been under taken.
  • Recruitment of a substantive Ass sports officer.
  • SFG Constructions done i.e. Teachers house and a latrine at Iganga MC,2 classrooms plus an office at Igamba,a latrine at Kasokoso,A toilet at Buligo.
  • Workshops held on Environmental Integration in schools, Gender mainstreaming, IECD, Physical Education, Financial management and special needs Education.
  • RTI has continued supporting schools in early grade reading and donation a table, chair and scanner to the Department.
  • Participated in co-curricular activities up to national levels i.e. MDD, Games and sports, guiding and scouting.
  • Running of UCE, PLE, exams they are moving on well.
  • Enrolled five schools on KUPAA.

DEVELOPMENT GRANT- 2019/20

The new projects for the financial year 2019-20 are still undergoing the procurement process. They include: -

  • Construction of a 4 waterborne toilet with a stance for PWDs and a washroom for Girls at Noor Islamic P/s

Key planned priority areas for F/Y 2020/2021

The following areas require priority intervention;

  • Running IECD, UPE, USE and UPPET Activities
  • Inspection and monitoring of schools
  • Procurement of teacher’s furniture.
  • Renovation of the four classrooms at Nakavule Ps
  • Procurement of a motorcycle for Inspectorate
  • Construction of a Teachers latrine at kasokoso, Igamba
  • Construction of the Teachers house at Igamba, Nakavule, Bugumba, Buligo
  • Construction of a boy’s latrine at Iganga MC PS
  • Procurement of furniture

CHALLENGES 2019/2020

The following challenges that have hampered the proper evolving of aspects within the department;

  • Late procurement to facilitate timely constructions under the development grant.
  • Parents misunderstanding their role and leaving their children without meals and failing to support their children at school to complement government efforts in education, which increases pupil drop outs.
  • Inadequate office space and storage facilities at the headquarters
  • Inadequate classrooms, latrines, teachers’ accommodation and furniture for pupils
  • Cuts from the Development grants from 90,000,000-86,944,001.
  • Low funding from local revenue to aid effective service delivery.

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

There has been a great improvement in the education sector in terms of access to education, increase of classroom space and sensitisation on the importance of education. There is need however to raise the following recommendations;

  • A special maintenance fund needs to be put in place or else encourage the parents to meet this task.
  • Procurements should be accomplished before 2nd