KIU, Western Campus – KIU’s In-Charge Education Service, a program which gives primary and secondary school teachers an opportunity to upgrade to better qualifications has benefitted tens of thousands of teachers mainly in Western Uganda.
According to Agatha Higgins Ruteraho, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, more than 10,000 primary and secondary school teachers have benefitted from this service since its inception.
“Since the In-Charge Education service was introduced at KIU Western Campus, more than 10,000 teachers have been able to upgrade to Diploma in Primary Education (DPE) and Bachelors of Education (BED),” Ruteraho says.
Primary and Secondary school teachers who are admitted for this program attend their classes when their schools break off for holiday.
They study for a period of 3 weeks, which includes 2 weeks of study and one week of exams.
It was first piloted at KIU Main Campus before being transferred to KIU Western Campus.