Uganda’s Vision 2040 as approved by Cabinet in 2007 is “A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country within 30 years”. For this to happen, we need to prepare students to live up to the challenge. This requires scientists and mathematicians to drive the transition from a predominantly peasant and low income economy to an industrialized middle income economy.
Considering the direction we envision to take as a nation and the global dynamics in the education sector for any school to remain relevant and competitive in the market today, it must get rid of conventional teaching methods and embrace cutting edge technology.
In addition to the efforts by teachers, the National Science and Mathematics curriculum is now digitized through the use of animations (moving pictures), captivating images, sound effects and clear simplified explanations of concepts to make the teaching and learning attractive and fun to both teachers and students. This intervention/software is called “Digital Science and Virtual Laboratory” (DSVL).
Ministry of Education and Sports together with Uganda Communications Commission have so far helped to extend the software to over 1 000 Government Secondary Schools in both urban and rural areas of Uganda. Therefore, the Ministry together with Cyber School Technology Solutions will hold an introductory workshop on this unique teaching aid to selected Directors of private schools, Head Teachers and Heads of science department. The workshop will take place on:
15th March, 2019, at UMA Conference Hall, starting at 8:30 am and ending at 1:00 pm.