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Completing the secondary schools science improvement 2022

Completing the secondary schools science improvement 2022

This year’s science fairs were held under the theme; “Science and Enterprise in addressing the COVID-19 global challenge”. The participating schools held exhibitions on their premises (Internal Science Fairs).

Amb. Judyth Nsababera (holding a copy of the USEP Academic Progress Scorecard) while addressing students and teachers at Kyangwale Secondary School during the internal science fair held at the school

At the Internal Science fairs, the classes of seniors one, two, three and five will be encouraged to compete against each other. Due to COVID-19 SOPs, Regional Science fair competitions will not be organized by USEP; instead, emphasis will be put on Internal Science fairs. The projects developed at the school level were presented and critiqued internally, filmed professionally and shared virtually with USEP Secretariat and Adjudicators for adjudication.

The best projects per school were presented at the national level at an event, “USEP National Symposium 2022”. The event was held both virtually and face-to-face (hybrid). A few schools’ representatives, the donor community, education partners and other stakeholders were invited to attend physically at the selected venue and a link was made available to other stakeholders to attend virtually. At this event results of the adjudication process were announced by USEP Secretariat and Adjudicators.

The winning projects per school received academic prizes worth 30 million shillings (USD 8,000). During the climax event, the USEP National Symposium 2022; USEP gave students some motivational talks and showcased scientific videos which had the aim of encouraging learners to choose science-based careers.