Museveni hails NGO on education

President Museveni has hailed an NGO, Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), for unlocking the potential in Africa by expanding access to quality education in rural areas.

In his speech read by Vice President Edward Ssekandi during the official opening of the Shs700m Ndeija Peas High School in Ihena village, Rwampara District recently, the President emphasised the importance of career guidance and need to streamline the curriculum to keep pace with the fast-growing world.

Mr Ssekandi said government would extend electricity to the school and ensure that it benefits from Universal Secondary Education as requested by the management.

The Mbarara Woman MP, Ms Emma Boona, aised government to emulate NGOs by constructing schools in a short period and at a low cost.

“The government should ask themselves why an NGO like PEAS constructs its schools in rural-hard to-reach areas cheaply and fast. In government, such constructions take long and are very expensive,” Ms Boona said.

The PEAS country director, Ms Susan Opok Tumusiime, said the NGO’s main objective is to provide low cost but quality education through public-private partnerships.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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