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First Lady and UNATCOM Board Members Discuss UNESCO Work in Uganda

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Museveni has met with the ten-member Board for the Uganda National Commission for United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

The Board led by the Chairperson Prof. Eriabu Lugujjo, Vice Chancellor of Ndejje University, called on the First Lady at State House Nakasero on Friday. Mrs. Museveni, who is the current Chairperson of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM), and the board members talked about the various projects undertaken by UNESCO in Uganda and how they are benefiting the people. The Board, in their brief updated the First Lady and Minister of Education about the projects they have undertaken in the Education sector. These include supporting the development of the comprehensive National Teacher Policy and the Teacher Management Information System which is being used to carry out online re-registration of all teachers in the country and is hoped to help weed out unqualified teachers. UNESCO is taking lead in the Education 2030 Agenda by championing Sustainable Development Goal 4 which promotes inclusive and quality education for sustainable development from early childhood to higher and tertiary education. Mrs. Museveni commended UNATCOM for the work they are doing in country and however urged them to ensure that people are always aware of the work they are doing so as to value it.

Others members of the UNATCOM Board at the meeting included Mayende Simon Amooti the Director of Information & National Guidance (Communication and Information programme), Mwanja Nkaale Rose, Commissioner Museums and Monuments (Culture programme), Judy Namanda Kikonyogo, Head of Human Resource, Post Bank (Private Sector), Mukasa Apollo, Deputy Executive Director, Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (Social and Human Science programme), Sophie Kange Coordinator Capacity Building and Learning Agenda

(Civil Society), Tumwebaze Eunice, Ministry of Gender Labor & Social Development (Culture programme), Mutazindwa Hzyfa Abdallah, Commissioner BTVET Standards ( Education programme), Odong Samuel, Secretary for Publicity, National Youth Council (Youth) and Rosie Agoi the Secretary General, Uganda National Commission for UNESCO.

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