To achieve good governance in public schools, the Directorate of schools’ audit services (DSAS) is carrying out key reforms aimed at improving utilization of public resources in schools. This has ripple effect in enhancing governance in education sector.

DSAS as one of the key implementing Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), began executing reforms during implementation of the PFM strategy 2018-2023 with a focus of improving the capacity of schools’ clerks and accountants on matters relating to financial reporting. In conjunction with Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB), they were able to develop guidelines that would help the schools’ accountants and clerks provide accurate financial statements.

By Joshua Matulanga Dzilume