Vice President Jessica Alupo has said that one of the most serious challenges facing the education sector in developing countries is the rapid changes in modern information communication technologies and lack of infrastructure to equip the teachers appropriately.
Speaking at the department of Israel Agency for International Development Cooperation in Jerusalem, Alupo said that, teaching is central for any community in advancing its aspirations but such teaching also needs to of reasonable quality.
The Vice President said that Uganda is in the process of overhauling its education system to provide a more relevant and friendly curriculum to teachers and leaners and also provide more hands-on learning than the current theoretical system.
She called for collaboration with Israel in identifying technologies that, will facilitate practical leaning and make learning more interactive, interesting and attractive for both teachers and learners and called for inclusion of social entrepreneurship all new media.
The Vice president appreciated the support from the Government of Israel in motivating teachers in Uganda which she said will go along way in promoting quality and affordable education in Uganda.
The Director of the department of Israel Agency for International Development Cooperation Ruth Resental said that Israel is implementing what she called integrated collaborative learning which is interpersonal but more practical and faster problem solving.
She said the process involves not only delivering quality knowledge and understanding but also quality teaching, providing all-inclusive mindset and decision making for learners and the teaching staff.
The State Minister for Primary Education Joyce Moriku Kaducu said that Uganda and Israel had started a program of rewarding best performing teachers but was affected by the COVID19 pandemic but she assured the education department of Israel that the program is to be revisited.
The Vice President and her delegation also met several Israel technological based companies providing several education-based technologies supporting both in class and virtual learning environments and simplifying learning and teaching processes.
The Vice President said was encouraged by their presentations and assured the teams that Uganda is willing to integrate some of their options into its education system and promised to invite some of them to Uganda after the necessary consultations and modalities have been finalised.