Uganda, April 20 -- The Minister in charge of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Monica Musenero, has asked teachers, educationists and policy makers across East Africa to focus their education systems on driving development, and not just shunning out numbers and good grades.

"We need to define the purpose, why are we educating? What do we want 20 years from now because those workers who are in kindergarten now are going to join the workforce?" the minister said at the closing ceremony of the Foundations for Learning Conference organized by the Aga Khan University, in Kampala on Friday.

According to her, education is not for grades.

"It is not for just all those indicators. Education is for national development, social economic tra...