MoPS moves to Re-Organise the MoE&S

Friday, April 7, 2017

Ministry of Public Service is in the process of reviewing and re-organization the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and its affiliated institutions. The essence of the review of government institutions is to re-design their structures to match the prevailing changing circumstances.

The Director Inspection and Quality Assurance Mrs. Salome Nyamungu, while opening the review workshop that rub from 04th – 06th April 2017 at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala said that institutions world over are changing, meaning that respective governments must keep adjusting their structures and re-allocation of resources in order to respond creatively and appropriately to the challenges posed by the ever changing environment.

She explained that changes in the legal and policy framework, government programmes, systems, technology as well as global trends, do orchestrate the need for continuous review and rationalization of Public Service structures for better service delivery.

“Our overall objective of this very important workshop is for Ministry of Public Service to present a final draft report to the key stakeholders for them to make final inputs to it,” she said.

Nyamungu added; “The report that is going to be presented, took cognizance of the issues or concerns that were raised in the last workshop that was held on 22nd and 23rd February, 2017.”  She noted that the journey began of the current review started way back and that it has been done in a consultative manner.

“Consultations were conducted throughout the Sector including the MoES Headquarters, agencies, BTVET Institutions, PTCs and Secondary Schools. Data was analyzed and the first Draft Reports were compiled,” she said.

BTVET Institutions were presented with their Draft Report and discussions took place at the Nakawa Vocational Training School and inputs were provided.

AT the review Workshop, the Final Draft Reports were presented for concurrence, consensus building and ownership of the Issues and recommendations raised therein.Inputs were provided, positions were clarified and there was a general feeling that consensus had been built on the review of the Sector.

Way forward

At the close of the review workshop, the Technical Team unde the Directorate of Management Services of the Ministry of Public Service was tasked with refining the reports and at an opportune time share them with the responsible entities. It was hoped that there would be presentations to the MoES committees and eventually the Top Management of the Ministry.

It is also anticipated that there will be presentations to the MoPS Top Management and after a Cabinet Paper will be presented to Cabinet for approval by the end of the 4th Quarter of FY 2016/17.