MOE To Fight Rate of Untrained Teachers in Refugee Camps

Written by on October 12, 2018

Nalwadda Nsangi

In a move to improve on the quality of education and to iron out the issues of increasing number of untrained teachers recruited in various schools in refugee settlements, UNESCO in collaboration with the ministry of Education and sports has launched a partnership project intended to strengthening the capacity of the teaching workforce in primary and secondary schools in districts of Arua, Yumbe, Moyo and Adjumani

Untrained teacher will have a chance to join training schools in this intervention and those who trained but miss qualification papers will be certified after competence testing.  From the study done by UNESCO between July and August this year, in 115 schools South Sudan teachers mounting to 45% are untrained and others have qualifications that cannot equate to Ugandan standard, an issue that compromises the quality of education offered in the settlement.

It says that there has also been a very big problem of false documents presented by people who claim to be teachers yet they are just looking for opportunities while masquerading and there are those who are trained but uncertified plus the partially trained teachers.

Identification of those who need Training and Certification will serve as the entry point to accreditation, this will be done by the ministry of education and sports plus the Governments of Uganda and South Sudan

The study also shows that this intervention will also focus on harmonisation between the teachers from South Sudan and the nationals, this will eliminate issues of discrimination and bullying that have been reported in several schools

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