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EDUCATION SERVICE ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Categories of public officers who constitute the Education Service.

PART II
THE EDUCATION SERVICE COMMISSION.

   4.   Composition and appointment of members of the Commission.

   5.   Oath of members of the Commission.

   6.   Members of Commission to relinquish particular offices.

   7.   Remuneration.

   8.   Functions of the Commission.

   9.   Secretary to the Commission.

   10.   Other staff of the Commission.

   11.   Meetings and decisions of the Commission.

   12.   Immunity of members and staff of the Commission.

   13.   Funds and expenses of the Commission.

   14.   Seal of the Commission.

PART III
GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION.

   15.   Independence of the Commission.

   16.   Consultation.

   17.   Enforcement of attendance to give evidence.

   18.   Failure to appear or produce documents.

   19.   Attendance allowance.

   20.   Immunities of witnesses.

   21.   Improper influence and false information.

   22.   Improper disclosure of information.

   23.   Consent to prosecution.

   24.   Delegation of functions of the Commission.

   25.   District Service Commissions.

   26.   Consultation with other Commissions.

   27.   Consultation with the Minister.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC OFFICERS IN THE EDUCATION SERVICE.

   28.   Administration of public officers in Education Service.

   29.   Standing orders.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS.

   30.   Appeals.

   31.   Regulations.

   32.   Power of Minister to amend First Schedule.

   33.   Repeals, savings and transitional provisions.

 

      First Schedule   Currency point.

      Second Schedule   Oaths.

 

EDUCATION SERVICE ACT.

   An Act to make provision in relation to the Education Service in pursuance of articles 167 and 168 of the Constitution and for other matters related to the Education Service.

Commencement: 5 April, 2002.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Short title.

   This Act may be cited as the Education Service Act.

 

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Commission;

   "Commission" means the Education Service Commission established by article 167 of the Constitution;

   "currency point" means the value specified in the First Schedule to this Act in relation to a currency point;

   "Deputy Chairperson" means a Deputy Chairperson of the Commission;

   "Education Service" means the Education Service referred to in article 168 of the Constitution;

   "licensed teacher" means a person who is not professionally trained as a teacher but is issued with a licence to teach by the appropriate authority and has been entered on the roll of licensed teachers;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for education;

   "public office" and "public officer" have respectively the meanings assigned to them by article 175 of the Constitution;

   "register" means the register of teachers maintained under the Education Act;

   "school" means any educational institution private or public at pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary levels which has been licensed and registered by the Ministry responsible for education;

   "Secretary" means the Secretary to the Commission appointed under section 9 of this Act;

   "teacher" means a person who has successfully completed a course of training approved by the Ministry responsible for education and has been entered on the Register of teachers.

 

3.   Categories of public officers who constitute the Education Service.

   For the purposes of clause (5) of article 168 of the Constitution, the public officers who constitute the Education Service are the following—

   (a)   persons who have successfully completed an approved course of teacher education leading to an award of a recognised certificate in teaching and whose names have been entered in the register of teachers in accordance with the Education Act;

   (b)   persons who meet the requirements for issue of a statement of eligibility and a licence to teach in accordance with the Education Act;

   (c)   such other professional, administrative and support staff as may be appointed by the Commission for the efficient administration, management and delivery of education services in Uganda.

 

PART II
THE EDUCATION SERVICE COMMISSION.

 

4.   Composition and appointment of members of the Commission.

   (1) The Chairperson, the Deputy Chairpersons and all other members of the Commission shall be appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament in accordance with article 167 of the Constitution.

   (2) In appointing members of the Commission under article 167 of the Constitution, gender balance and marginalised groups shall be taken into account.

   (3) A person is not qualified to be a member of the Commission unless he or she is of high moral character, proven integrity and has substantial experience in the field of education.

   (4) The Chairperson, and Deputy Chairperson(s) of the Commission shall have the following qualifications—

   (a)   a postgraduate qualification in education or in a field related to education from a recognised University or equivalent institution; and

   (b)   at least 10 years working experience in education management or related field.

 

5.   Oath of members of the Commission.

   Every member of the Commission shall, before assuming his or her duties as a member of the Commission, take and subscribe to the Oath specified in Part I of the Second Schedule to this Act.

 

6.   Members of Commission to relinquish particular offices.

   (1) A person holding any of the following offices shall relinquish that office on appoint

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