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strategic objective 4 which addresses the challenge of human development in the country. At the sector level, the Government White Paper on Education (1992), the Physical education and Sports Policy (2004), contained in Education Sector Strategic Plan (2007-2015), and the international Commitment on Education (i.e. EFA and MDGs) continue to provide a framework for Education and Sports service delivery.
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19 EDUCATION STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2011 1.5 Legal and Regulatory Framework The Sector’s Legal and Regulatory Framework is comprised of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995); the Education Sector Policy as contained in the Government White Paper on Education (1992) and various Policy initiatives formulated hereafter (i.e. the UPE Policy; USE/ UPPET policy, science education policy etc) laws particularly the Education Bill (2008), the BTVET Act (2008), the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act (2001), the UNEB Act (1983), NCDC Act (2000) and Education Service Act (2002). 1.6 Institutional Framework The Education and Sports Sector is comprised of two sectors; the public and private sectors. The Public Sector is constituted by Departments and Affiliated bodies under MoES, Key line ministries (i.e. MoFPED, MoLG, MoPS) the District Local Governments and Municipal authorities. The number of Departments under MoES expanded from 10 to 12 as a result of the restructuring of the Ministry that created two new departments (Guidance and Counseling and Private Secondary Schools). In addition the restructuring created four new directorates (i.e. Higher, Technical and Vocational Education and Training; Basic and Secondary Education Standards and Industrial training). The private sector is diverse and comprised of individual investors, communities, civil society organizations, international NGOs and Faith Based Organizations. 1.7 Sector Policy Objectives, Priorities and Thrusts The broad sector objectives are expansion of access to equitable and quality education at all levels as well as enhancement of efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery. 1.8 Policy priorities a) Education (i) To ensure universal and equitable access to quality education for all children; (ii) To improve the quality of Education at all levels; (iii) To ensure equal access by Gender, district and Special needs at all levels; (iv) To build capacity of districts education managers for planning, implementation, monitoring and accountability;
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20 EDUCATION STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2011 b) Physical Education and Sports (i) To improve planning , management and administration of Physical Education and Sports; (ii) To improve access to and equality of Physical Education and Sports ; (iii) To develop a cadre of high performing national athletes on a sustainable basis. 1.9 Key Aspects of Government Education Policy 1.9.1 Universal Primary Education (UPE) Policy The Education Policy Review Commission (EPRC) recommended that Universal Primary Education (UPE) be achieved by the year 2000 for the children aged 6-10 (for the first five years), and for the entire primary cycle by the year 2011. The policy objectives of providing UPE include: - - Establishing, providing and maintaining quality education to promote national human
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