Uganda Education

Uganda Education

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.

Basic education

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.

Uganda Schooling

Higher education

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. ceasefire agreement.

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 against homosexuality.

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