Objectives of this conference

The conference is intended to:
  • raise the profile of and catalyse debate around learning outcomes at national level
  • shape perceptions and knowledge of what counts as quality education - that schooling doesn't equal learning
  • promote the idea that the degree to which children acquire foundational competences must be the key measure of Uganda’s education system
  • influence actions and interventions to improve learning outcomes
  • contribute to national and global knowledge through a book publication​ based on the proceedings of the conference

 About the organisers

This conference has been organised by Kyambogo University in partnership with Makerere University School of Education; Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Systems Architects (CACSA) Australia, and Uwezo at Twaweza East Africa.

Kyambogo University has been the conference host and chair. As partners, Makerere University School of Education, CACSA and Uwezo at Twaweza East Africa have been members of the Organising Committee. CACSA is supporting to manage the editorial processes of a book publication based on the proceedings of the conference. Twaweza East Africa has provided funding for the conference and will work closely with CACSA on the publication.

Makerere University, School of Education, is the largest institution training secondary school teachers in Uganda. The school provides a range of academic programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels that equip students with essential employability skills to meet the needs of the job market.

Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Systems Architects (CACSA) is a company based in Tasmania, Australia that is engaged in designing and implementing sustainable assessment and certification systems globally that suit local contexts. Recently CACSA completed providing expertise on the development of a roadmap for enhancing Uganda’s assessment system.

Twaweza East Africa works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. One of Twaweza’s flagship programs is Uwezo [a Swahili word meaning capability], Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment of children’s learning levels across hundreds of thousands of households.