Education Ministry disappointed over failed Shs. 336.8 Bn radio deal

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The Minister of State for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo has expressed disappointment over the parliamentary refusal to procure radios that were aimed at assisting distance learning during the coronavirus lockdown period.

The government had proposed to secure radios for each household in the country through which learning material could be conveyed to learners who have been away from school since March 2020.

Parliament recently refused to approve the expenditure of 336.8 billion shillings as a supplementary expenditure request for the purchase of nine million radios, something that didn’t go down well with some officials at the ministry.

Hon. Muyingo says that this development has frustrated government efforts to facilitate homeschooling and long-distance learning.

The minister stated that stakeholders will go back to the drawing board to develop a new plan.

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