President Yoweri Museveni has attributed the decline in quality of education in the country to ineffective management of education institutions.
The President noted that despite government investing in Universal Primary and Secondary Education programs, the education standards have not improved due to poor management.
The president’s remarks were entailed in his speech delivered by Tourism minister Ephraim Kamuntu who represented him at Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Kigezi College Butobere in Kabale Municipality.
Museveni called for increased inspection of school as one way of salvaging the dropping education standards.
The president in his speech hailed Kigezi College for nurturing great personalities that have shaped the country like Justice John Bosco Katutsi, Prof. Mutebile the Governor bank of Uganda, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi among others.
He also strongly cautions students at the old school as well as youths around the country to guard themselves against the against the HIV/AIDs scourge saying that only a disease free generation can foster development.
David Bahati, the Minister for Planning, who represented the Minister of education and sports Janet Kataha Museveni warned students to desist from violence to solve problems at schools, suggesting peaceful means of conflict resolution.
The minister also revealed plans by the education ministry to acquire a loan to help have old schools like Kigezi College renovated.