Uganda: Museveni Appoints Sister to Education Commission

Dr Violet Kajubiri being sworn in as Education Service Commission commissioner in 2010.

Kampala — President Museveni has appointed his sister, Dr Violet Kajubiri Floelich, to be a member of the Education Service Commission, this newspaper can reveal. Dr Kajubiri has a Masters degree in Biology and a PhD in science.

In a March 3, memo to the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Ssekandi, signed by the President's secretary, Ms Amelia Kyambadde, Cabinet approved two new members of the commission. "Cabinet held on February 10, approved the nomination of Dr Violet Kajubiri Floerich and Al-Hajji Abdalatif Wangubo for appointment as members of Education Service Commission by the appointing authority," reads part of the memo. "I hereby submit to you, their names for clearance by Parliament as members."

Mr Wangubo, formerly an MP representing Bunya West constituency in Mayuge is a teacher at Nabisunsa Girls School. However, it is not clear when the appointments committee of Parliament will meet to approve the duo.

The Education Service Commission is charged with delivering an efficient, professional and accountable education service and also effective education personnel. The commission advises the President on education matters. They also appoint, confirm and exercise disciplinary action to persons in the sector whose performance is wanting.

Currently working as an independent consultant in educational and sustainable development [USAID/World Bank] Ms Kajubiri joins a long list of the president's immediate family employed in government. Ms Kajubiri, also led the special presidential commission that did a comprehensive audit of Uganda's universities and tertiary institutions in 2007.

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