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TEN CHALLENGES FACING IMPLEMENTATION OF ICT EDUCATION IN UGANDAN SCHOOLS

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While ICT continues to advance in Uganda where it has penetrated many sectors including banking, and communications, the Ugandan educational system still to lags behind. Recently, The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) introduced Subsidiary ICT at A’Level and Computer use in Uganda classrooms is still in its early phases. I have taught computer studies at O level since 2009. In this article I share some of the challenges I have observed facing implementation of computer education in Uganda. They are: 1. Lack of qualified teachers to teach ICT in schools; The demand for ICT learning has been tremendous and the number of teachers who are trained to teach ICT cannot meet the demand. There are more students willing to be taught computing skills than there are teachers to transfer the skills. And with the new subsidiary ICT introduced at A’ level, the situation is very worse! 2. Lack of computers; Computers are still very expensive and despite spirited efforts by the government …

ON THE VIOLENT STRIKES AND HOW TO RESIST THEM

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Over and again destructive/violent strikes have been staged in schools especially secondary schools. This is a very backward way of finding solutions to existing problems. Students should explore many other avenues that exist even if they involve petitioning higher authorities to intervene in their problems other than destroying school property that has been built over years. This is a spirit of no respect for public property; we should stop appearing to support students who have destroyed property in schools if this habit is to end. Each time such strikes occur, every party is quick to blame school administration and teachers, yes but can’t students learn to present their grievances without destroying property which their parents later pay to rebuild anyway? I have personally invested a lot of time educating the students about peaceful means of solving problems. We all must get involved in doing this, parents, teachers, government, community leaders and everybody sensible enough. The…

MAHTMA GANDHI, MARTIN LUTHER AND MANDELA ACHIEVED MUCH PEACEFULLY THAN THOSE WHO ATTEMPTED TO ACHIEVE THE SAME THROUGH VIOLENCE!

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Non-violence, truth, inspiration and great leadership qualities are what come to our mind when we hear Mahatma Gandhi’s name.
His determinations were strong and ideas firm enough to reach his ultimate goal. He left his successful career of a lawyer to participate in the long chase for Independence along with other freedom fighters
Innovation:  Non-violence probably was one of the greatest innovations of Mahatma Gandhi. I don’t think history has any track records of any freedom fighter or any country winning the battle of independence using the weapon of non-violence. But Gandhi was the only leader to make use of non-violence successfully to win a battle. His Dandi March was a successful effort where he used his weapon of non-violence.Simplicity: I do not think history can ever produce a simple man like Mahatma Gandhi. Being such a great leader his way of living, teaching, books and even his quotes were very simple. His simplicity reflects in his ideas and way of living. Simplicity i…