On the 19th November 2021, the Ministry of Education confirmed that attaining a degree in education now will take four years.
The minimum qualification for teaching at all levels is a bachelor’s degree in Education.
Honourable. Dr. JC. Muyingo, the state minister for Higher Education, stated that a degree will now take four years.
“Now degree in Education will take four years to attain. This is one of the 12 policy implementation standards of the national teacher’s policy launched in 2019. Previously universities offered the course for three years.” Muyingo said.
In the past years, senior six dropouts would teach in secondary and primary schools. It also became an issue to discuss when many questioned the credibility of teachers since many teachers offered Education after failing to achieve the best grades.