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Museveni summons Speaker Kadaga

Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni met the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga ahead of the discussion on the new lower secondary school curriculum in parliament.

The Education and Sports Minister, Janet Museveni was expected to deliver a statement on the revised curriculum, which has been subject of contention between the executive and legislature.

The Speaker’s Principle Press Secretary, Sam Obbo told members of Tondeka Bus service members who were waiting for the speaker in her boardroom that she had been delayed.

“The Speaker had been summoned to State House Entebbe. I am not sure of how long the meeting will take. But you can hold on” Obbo said.

Kadaga finally managed to return around midday and met the group. In her opening remarks to plenary, Kadaga actually acknowledged meeting the President but didn’t divulge what they had discussed. She instead complained about the traffic congestion on Entebbe road, saying there is need to establish bus services.

The Education Minister, Janet Museveni was expected to present a statement to parliament yesterday  evening on why government wants to implement the new curriculum.

Parliament voted to halt the implementation of the curriculum, saying there is need for adequate consultations and preparations.

However, the Ministry insists sufficient consultations were made and they are ready to roll out the curriculum, which seeks to integrate skills in classroom work.

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