about Nast uganda

National Association of Science Teachers in Uganda (NAST-Uganda) is an autonomous, non-profit science teachers organization that was established by a group of twenty founding members from various science disciplines on 31st March 2010. It was approved by the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and later registered with the NGO Board on September 3rd, 2010. NAST-Uganda was established with the aim of having a vibrant national body bringing together science teachers from across all science disciplines to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning and advocate for scientific literacy and the socio-economic transformation of the people of Uganda.

Core Activities

  1. Organize meetings, conferences, workshops, science fairs, seminars, symposia and lecture series of national, regional and international character.
  2. Conduct studies and publish reports on themes and scientific topics of national, regional and international interest.
  3. Publish journals, newsletters, periodicals, reports and books for use by the students, teachers, scientific community, educational institutions and the public at large.
  4. Engage in collaborative ventures, programs and projects that are in line with NAST-Uganda objectives with other national, regional and international institutions.
  5. Hold Annual Science (Teachers) Day for advocacy and to galvanize support from other associations, public, private sector and government.
  6. Award medals, prizes and other honours to science teachers and other people from Uganda who have made outstanding contributions to their respective science disciplines or to the objectives of NAST-Uganda.


Our Vision

To promote excellence and innovation in science education by providing visionary leadership and professional development of Science Teachers in Uganda.

Our Mission

To promote excellence in science teaching and learning

Strategic areas

  1. Development of professional standards.
  2. Strengthening teacher professional development.
  3. Popularizing the learning of science.
  4. Quality assurance in science education.
  5. Research and application of its findings.
  6. Networking (organizations, agencies or sectors).
  7. Increasing GER and scientific literacy.
  8. Promoting transformative science.

Core values

  1. Professionalism
  2. Unity in diversity.
  3. Client responsiveness.
  4. Integrity and Commitment.
  5. Advocacy and Support.