For a long time, many educationists and commentators have suggested that the current government of Uganda scholarship scheme is flawed and needs to be discarded. In its current form, the government undergraduate scholarship scheme rewards top performers, who mostly are from expensive schools in Kampala and Wakiso. Many people argue that instead of rewarding children … Continue reading Scholarships should be fair to all
Next week, Friday, September 03, 2021, I will be hosting Virtual Education Career Guidance Fair, a two-hour event aimed at preparing UCE and UACE leavers with post-secondary education. For 7 years now, I have been focusing a lot on education career guidance. When I joined Lira Town College nine years ago, I realized that most … Continue reading Why I am organizing the Virtual Education Career Guidance Fair
On July 30, Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) released results for Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) 2020 exams. Many parents, teachers, students and school administrators are celebrating. Although passing exams is inevitable in some schools, in others, it is a struggle. Relatedly, students tend to pass certain subjects in some schools, and not others. In … Continue reading Career guidance is key
Early this year (2021), set myself an ambitious plan, they call them New Year Resolutions. Professionally, one the key things I wanted to do was to write and publish – in newspapers, journals, and of course on my blog. In April 28, my first newspaper article was published, with the title; “E-learning is here to … Continue reading My experience with the Mandela Washington Fellowship LINC grant 2021
My son, who will be three years next month, is now of school-going age, but there is little I can do for him. My 13-year-old sister-in-law, who was supposed to be in P.5 this year, is also stuck at home. She is unsure of when she will return to school. Since schools were closed in … Continue reading Education as a humanitarian response
It has been quite long since I last posted an article on this blog. Part of the reason was that it has always been my dream to have my views (or articles) published in the national newspapers. At the beginning of this year, I had to sit down and get to write serious things that … Continue reading My articles now appear in newspapers
Globally, since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020, there has been a significant increase in the use of the internet and other devices across all age groups. This was because the Covid-19 lockdowns interrupted many social services and sectors of the global economy. In Uganda, despite the OTT tax, there was still an increase in … Continue reading E-Learning in schools can improve STEM outcomes and digital skills.
My little son is now of school-going age, but there is little I can do for him. My nephew and sister-in-law, who are now (2021) supposed to be in P.1 and P.5 respectively, are also stuck at home. They are unsure of when they will return to school. Since schools were closed in March 2020 … Continue reading It is time to regard education as a humanitarian response.
I am happy to inform you all that the class of students that I left mid-way last year have worked so hard, and many have gained admission to public universities. I last saw them in the week ending June 15, 2019, and the following week I travelled to the University of Delaware, Newark, U.S. When … Continue reading It’s important to prepare students for University
When I was in high school studying Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay, A Modest Proposal, it never occurred to me that I would ever find myself in Ireland. That was in 2008, a distant 12 years ago. I was doing a funny arts subject combination, History, Economics, Literature in English, and Art. Of course, I didn’t … Continue reading Understanding Ireland through Jonathan Swift’s “Modest Proposal”