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Education

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROFILE

INTRODUCTION

Education is the transformation of any given society that brings about social economic, cultural and political development. It however consumes enormous resources and requires a lot of inputs which requires a combined effort of all stakeholders so as to realize access, quality and quantity of the enrolled pupils/students in education institutions aimed at improving and promoting academic standards in the Municipality.

MANDATE

In line with the Education Act 2008, the Education department is mandated to increase the levels of Education by promoting access, equity and quality education for both boys and girls in preprimary, primary, secondary and tertiary levels respectively.

The department is composed of seven subsectors namely, Education office, Inspectorate, Sports, Special Needs Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education and Tertiary Education.

SCHOOL COMPOSITION

Since the inception of Hoima Municipality in 2010, the department has made tremendous efforts to achieve universal access and also improve in academic performance at all levels. The Municipality over 316 education institutions where 152 are Early Childhood development centers (ECD), 33 Government Aided Primary Schools, 5 Government Aided Secondary schools, 7 Private Secondary schools under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) and 14 other private secondary schools which are not supported by government. The Municipality further has 9 tertiary institutions where two are government Aided that is Bulera Core PTC and Hoima School of Nursing and Midwifery, while 12 are purely private.

STAFFING

The city has a staff ceiling 340 primary school teachers out of which 326 are fully appointed and on payroll. The 14 vacancies which exists are to be filled soon by the District Service commission through recruitment. A total of 145 teachers are fully appointed and on the pay roll for secondary schools while Bulera Core PTC has 33 Tutors on the payroll and Hoima School of Nursing and Midwifery has only 6 staff on the payroll.

HEAD OFFICE STAFF

  1. Johnson Kusiima BainganaPrincipal Education officer
  2. Kinimi CharlesCity Inspector of Schools
  3. Kyomuhendo CalyneEducation officer
  4. Alinde HarunahSports officer

 

PLE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE FROM 2017 TO 2019
YEAR DIV.I DIV.II DIV.III DIV.IV U X TOTAL %PASS
2019 624 1513 378 234 203 065 3017 93
2018 712 1313 407 287 221 055 2995 92
2017 581 1492 424 289 248 072 3107 89
2016 539 1316 470 326 295 084 3030 87

The above data indicates that for the last two years, the percentage pass for the Municipality has been above the national average of 90%. It further reveals that the number of candidates who never turns up for PLE after registration, has also been reducing.

INFRATRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

The Hoima City local government has constructed a number of classrooms, staff quarters, Latrine stances and supplied desks to government aided primary schools using Schools Facilities grant (SFG) as per the allocated IPFs from the Ministry of Education and Sports. Two classrooms were constructed at each of the following schools; Kyentale P/S, Bujwahya P/S, Kigarama P/S, Parajwoki P/S while staff houses were constructed at Bujwahya P/S,Mpaija P/S, Kabale P/S, Buswekera P/S and Kyakapeya P/S. Desks were supplied at Kyentale P/S, Kigarama P/S, St. Bernadette P/S, Karongo P/S, Buswekera P/S among others while a five stance latrine has been constructed at St. Aloysius P/S, Duhaga Boys P/S, Budaka P/S, Buhanika P/S, Buswekera P/S among others.

PLANS FOR 2020/2021

Due to limited resources allocated under SFG, the department has planned to construct a two classroom block at Bwikya Muslim Primary School, a five stance Pit latrine at Bulera Demonstration P/S, renovation of Mpaija P/S and Bulera Demonstration P/S classroom and supply of furniture to needy primary schools.

Achievements

  • Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) pass rate has increased from 87% in 2016 to 93% in 2019 which puts us above the national average performance requirement of 90%.
  • Kyentale Primary school and Bujwahya P/S have benefitted from a two classroom block in the last two years. Parajwoki P/S two classroom block and Drucila Memorial P/S were also renovated.
  • School enrollment has increased from 12,976 in 2019 to 13,087 in 2020 and more were still being enrolled but were hampered by COVID 19 lockdown of all education institutions.
  • Staff were being paid on time and all were on payroll as opposed to the past.
  • Improved support supervision where 100% of the government aided primary schools and Secondary schools are monitored at least once every term.

CHALLENGES

  • Inadequate staffing in schools as a result of delayed recruitment to fill the teaching gaps created by retirement, death and abscondment of teachers.
  • Absenteeism and late coming of pupils/students and to some extent teachers that results in failure to complete the school curriculum.
  • Inadequate funding under (SFG) to construct more infrastructure in schools especially classrooms, desks, staff houses and toilets which results into poor academic standards.
  • Lack of lunch by both pupils and teachers which derails attention and concentration especially in the afternoon hours.
  • Negative attitude by parents towards support of education for their children.

Detailed assets register school enrollment are annexed on this profile update.

 

Johnson Kusiima Baingana

PRINCIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER