Oringi Denis

The continuous poor performance in science shall reduce gradually as teachers are being equipped annually with new methods of teaching science subjects under the program Secondary Science Mathematics Teachers.

This year the in-set training of science teachers from the districts of Arua, Maracha, Nebbi and Zombo is taking place at Mvara Secondary School.

Few  female teachers have turned up for the training compared to the number of male teachers according to Makafu Rogers, the national trainer SESEMAT. He stresses that the issue of few numbers of female teachers teaching science subject is a national problem

Abima Robert one of the regional trainers says teachers need to improve their traditional methods of teaching by bringing into classroom new and innovative approaches to ensure life learning skills.

Malagala Moses the chairperson Arua-Nebbi SESEMAT appeals to the head teachers to make sure they remit their money in time.

Some of the  teachers present at the training say, the pedagogy that the SESEMAT encourages people to use is the best, but the way the education system in Uganda is, if the the teacher is to follow the pedagogy, then the syllabus coverage will be very inadequate

Over three hundreds science teachers are present for the five days training that is said to end on Friday. And this year’s theme for the training is strengthening classroom instruction through creative and innovative use of resources. End