In Uganda the education follows a 7-4-2 system, where the
primary school lasts for 7 years, the secondary school for 4
years and the secondary school for 2 years. According to
UNESCO, 28.6% of the population over 15 years were
illiterate in 2006.
The official school age is 6 years. Primary school is in
principle free and compulsory. Most schools are public, but
there are also some mission schools. The authorities have
been working on introducing free elementary school since
1997. As a result, participation has increased, and approx.
94% of all six-year-olds started in 2011 in primary school. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Uganda.
Higher education is offered at technical colleges,
colleges and universities. About 9% of the population aged
19-23 received higher education in 2011.
In June, the Liberation Army commander, Charles Okullu
Bongomin surrendered to government forces after his
detention at Lalak Bomboo in the Kitgum district had been
stormed. Museveni subsequently called on the Liberation Army
leader, Joseph Kony, to surrender to the government forces
in northern Uganda before he himself was attacked by the
army. If he did, Museveni personally guaranteed him "fair
treatment and immunity in the same way as other commanders
of the Liberation Army." Since its inception in 1986, the
Liberation Army has carried out a myriad of abductions.
First of all by children used as soldiers or sex slaves. The
conflict had driven $ 1.4 million. Ugandans on the run,
living in miserable conditions in camps in the north and
east of the country.
In a July 2005 referendum, Ugandans voted to return to
multi-party rule. In the same year, the President made a
change to the Constitution that allowed a President to sit
for 3 consecutive terms. With the change, Museveni was able
to stand and win the presidential election in February 2006.
The election was surrounded by accusations before, during
and after. But these were the first multiparty elections
since he came to power in 1986. The irregularities and
arrest of opposition candidate Kizza Besigye on charges
however, treason caused Sweden and the Netherlands to
suspend their assistance to Uganda.
In March 2006, the World Bank, the IMF and the African
Development Bank (ADB) gave the green light that 13 African
countries had abandoned their foreign debt - among these
Uganda. The remission took effect July 1.
A special tribunal that started its business in early
2007 with the aim of prosecuting war crimes committed by
government forces or rebels ran into serious difficulties in
July. At the same time as the tribunal issued an arrest
warrant for 4 members of the Lord's Resistance Army,
government spokesmen declared that soldiers accused of human
rights violations should not be prosecuted, as they had
already been before a military court. The LRA declared
itself deeply amazed at this move, which was in
contravention of the agreements that were concluded ifbm.
In 2007, Uganda sent peacekeeping forces to Somalia as
part of the AU's efforts in the country. This led to
protests from Eritrea.
In September 2008, President Baganda's King, Kabaka
Muwenda Mutebi, banned certain parts of Kampala. It
triggered riots that cost 40 lives.
In line with several other African countries, Uganda in
2009 tightened the legislation on homosexuals. The pursuit
of gay men led to protests from several European countries.
Museveni declared that homosexuality is "against the will of
God." The president is believed to be affiliated with the
North American fundamentalist Christian sect, The
Fellowship, which, along with other North American
fundamentalist Christians, is waging an intensive campaign