The mandate of the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) is to provide quality Education and sports services in the country, which are constitutional obligations for the Ugandan State and Government therefore,
The Mission of the MoES is “to provide technical support, guide, coordinate, regulate and promote quality education, training and sports to all persons in Uganda for national integration, development and individual advancement.”
The Vision for MoES is “Quality and appropriate Education and Sports services, for all”
The Education and Sports sector therefore is one of the country’s key social service delivery sectors because it delivers critical government programmes such as Universal Primary Education (UPE), Universal Post Primary Education and Training (UPPET) as well as sports for enhancing citizens; wellness / health, productivity and the country’s image.
The Ministry comprises of 11 Departments headed by the Permanent Secretary, Directors and Commissioners. These Departments under four Directorates are Directorate of Basic and secondary Education, Directorate of Higher, Technical, Vocational Education and Training, Directorate of Education Standards and the Directorate of Industrial Training. There are also affiliated institutions as Education Service Commission, Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB), and other examination bodies including Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board, Uganda Allied Health Examination Board, Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board, National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), National Council of Sports, and Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM) etc.
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