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New Curriculum: Parliament Summons Janet Museveni

Parliament has summoned the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni to appear before the house and explain the government’s insistence on the implementation of the new lower secondary school curriculum.

On Monday, Janet said they would go on with the implementation of the new curriculum after Cabinet gave them a green light. Cabinet’s resolution overruled one by Parliament to halt the implementation.

Janet explained to the cabinet that a lot of resources had been invested in seeing that the new curriculum is rolled out and that halting it would have serious implications. She said her ministry had been preparing for the last 12 years, dismissing claims by MPs that the ministry was not well prepared.

During plenary on Thursday, MPs demanded that Janet appears in Parliament in person and explain her insistence to continue with the rollout.

Kira Municipality MP queried why the minister has been sending her juniors to parliament to explain matters regarding the new curriculum.

“This house needs to hear from the substantive minister,” he said. His stance was supported by several other MPs including Nandala Mafabai, Mbwatekama Gafa and many others.

Kadaga announced to the MPs that she’d summon the minister to appear in person on Tuesday.