As a Minister of Education in the short lived Democratic Party Government (1961), Mr Kiwanuka had the advantage of having been President of Uganda Teachers’ Association (UTA) hence knew many problems that existed in the profession, and following the Lawrence Commission Report with some adjustment, their Government acted on:
- Improving teachers’ salaries and conditions of service;
- They enacted the teachers’ Pension Scheme for all teachers;
- Equalized salaries of male and female teachers of the same grade, lay or religious;
- Awarded 300 scholarships to suitable candidates in all walks of life including tailors, shoe makers, etc
- Started Higher School Certificate in Girls’ Schools for example Gayaza ; St. Mary’s Namagunga and Nabingo ;
- Some schools were given initial Government Grants, for example Bishop SSS Mukono; Kibuli SSS; Christ the King Girls’ School Kalisizo; Mary Hill Girls’ School; Lubiri SSS; and Kiira College Busoga built by the Kyabazinga;
- They enacted the Board of Governor’s Rules for senior secondary schools and Teachers’ Colleges.
- The teachers’ conditions of service were enacted.