The Ministry of Education has launched a new Secondary school inspection system to improve the quality of education.
It was launched on Thursday at State House Entebbe by the Minister of Education and Sports.
The new system was piloted in 2017 in Masaka in 40 schools and currently, it is being rolled out in 1,000 schools in six districts in the country.
As part of the new methodology, two school inspectors will be required to carry out inspections in a school unlike currently where only one inspector visits several schools.
Dr Kedrace Turyagenda, the Director of Education Standards in the Ministry of Education, says that school inspections that were carried out before were ineffective because inspectors did not have enough time to properly inspect the schools.
She added, “With the new system, two teachers will have to spend a day in a school and attend a total of 8 lessons in the school in addition to checking in certain things.”
The new system will also focus on assessing; attendance of teachers, attendance of learners, quality of teaching, learning achievements, behaviour of learners, safety of learners and quality of leadership in schools.
The Minister of Education, Janet Kataha Museveni says that the new methodology is going to improve on the quality of education in the country.
The methodology was developed by the Ark Education Partnerships Group- an international UK based Education NGO. It will be funded by the Department for International Development-DFID for five years.
It is going to be rolled out in all other districts starting next m