Government has secured 17 million Euros to improve education standards in tertiary institutions around the country.
Jane Egau, the Coordinator of Developing Human Resources for Health Projects in the Ministry of Education, said the money was secured from the European Union. She said it will be distributed among 61 tertiary institutions throughout Uganda and will concentrate on training, policy development, implementation of health programs and construction of infrastructure.
The Ministry of Education official made the revelation during a tour of Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing by State Minister for Higher Education, Gabriel Opio.
According to Egau, 15 government-aided and private health training institutions will be included in the first phase of funding. The funding will provided for the construction of resource centers, dormitories, libraries and fully equipped computer rooms.
Opio said that in the past, technical and tertiary institutions in Uganda have fallen victim to a biased budget allocation system. He said he will use his time in office to increase the funding for technical and tertiary institutions by 5 percent.
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