The Minister for Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero is proposing that Uganda adopts a brand new education system different from the one imposed by colonialists.
Musenero says the current system is based on cram work as compared to promoting skills and value addition to learners.
Dr. Musenero proposed the idea to the Education Policy Review Commission on Wednesday during a meeting with commission officials led by Hon. Amanya Mushega.
The Education review commission is currently meeting all stakeholders to brainstorm on policies that can better the learning system in Uganda.
“We only determine those who are knowledgeable by classroom attendance other than what they can do. This is because the system has been set up so that we believe that learning occurs when people attend school. What if our educational system encouraged students to use their land to develop a novel idea? I believe that even if one did not attend a four-wall classroom, they would still be superior to today's degree holders,”
She proposes that a new system needs to front innovation, socialization, and talents among others.
“This new system should be based on industrial value chains. This means we will be looking at a particular chain and developing our human capital in that line,” — she added