In the execution of its roles and functions, the Buganda government established organs in the name of ministries to run and implement various activities at the national and local levels. It was envisaged that the same ministries will form a formal link between the line ministries of the Central Government and the Buganda Government. It is this line, that ministry of Education and Sports was established to forge a formal linkage with the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Central Government.
The Ministry of Education and Sports is guided by the various statutory instruments of the Buganda Government, the ministry at micro level, is responsible for initiating its working policy in conformity with the macro working policies at the legislative and executive level of the Kingdom.
The Ministry of Education and Sports derives its mandate in the terminology which stands for its name. It is therefore mandated to deal with all aspects of education and sports.
Due to the nature of the Kingdom in which this Ministry serves, the two areas of education are highlighted. These are, the Formal and informal education the Kingdom respect, relates and stands for its culture and customs. The informal education, which is enshrined in the Kiganda culture and customs, takes an upper position in education. The integration and blending of modernization and traditionalism is also given a slot in the informal education in the Ministry's priority areas.
The formal education is reflected in the training of individuals whereby a formal class, a trained instructor and pre-arranged materials in form of a syllabus are given/offered the learner. Therefore, all schools, institutions and colleges of higher learning and what takes place there are all activities informal education and are issues of concern for this Ministry.
- Teacher training.
- Schools/ Institution Curriculum
- Inspection of Schools or Institutions.
- Appointments as far as schools and institutions are concerned.
- Quality assurance in education.
- Innovation in education.
- Training of schools' administrators.
- Discipline in Institutions.
- Education rights.
- Development of appropriate retention strategies.
- Literacy programmes
- Construction of Institutions.
Pictures below show the Buganda Royal Art Shield Festival carried out annually in all primary and secondary schools within Buganda region.