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On the Team

The overall strategic direction and vision implementation is guided by ten (10) Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is composed of:-  

  • Educationalists – With representation of the Ministry of Education and Sports and National Development Curriculum Development Centre
  • Scientist - Representative from Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
  • Scientist - Representative from the Private Sector (Entrepreneurs in Science Innovations)
  • University academics and administrator
  • Members of the founder body from Brothers of Christian Instruction and Little Sisters of St. Francis
  • Practitioner in education with experience with school management  and learner engagement
  • Representative from NGO Sector with programming expertise
  • Member with Financial Management Expertise

The day to day activity implementation is led by the Executive Secretary, with a core team of a programmes Manager, Finance Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation/ Communication Officer. This team works with the tutorial team to implement activities.

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OUR STORY & JOURNEY

The Uganda Science Education Programme (USEP) was born out of the need and passion of educationists to see students choosing and enjoying learning science subjects. Their conviction was that science are easy and can be learnt and applied by all students. Science learning was seen to be challenging and there was general declining interest of students in learning of science subjects. Part of issues and challenges were seen to emerge out of the teaching of sciences hence USEP’s belief and conviction is to make the teaching and learning of sciences easy and enjoyable to both teachers and students.

 

USEP was set up by and under the auspices of the Brothers of Christian Instruction and the Little Sisters of St Francis with the generosity of the Brenninkmeijer family through Porticus. The core value and purpose for setting up USEP was to improve science teaching by focusing on teachers and enjoyable, interactive and purposeful learning of science by students. USEP was set up in 2009 out of the need to change and refocus the teaching and learning of sciences in secondary schools in Uganda.

 

Implementation started as a pilot project under Kisubi Brothers’ University College (KBUC) affiliated to Nkozi University. KBUC later upgraded into University of Kisubi (Unik). USEP started operations in 2010 in 15 pilot Secondary schools spread across all regions of Uganda. Currently, USEP is a registered Non-Government Organisation (NGO) operating under University of Kisubi, housed and operated under Unik in Kisubi. To date, USEP has supported 30 secondary schools in Uganda to improve science teaching and learning. 

OUR PARTNERS

Little Sisters of St. Francis

Brothers of Christian Instruction

University of Kisubi