Educating the Uneducated

The Ugandan Crisis

What is Wrong with their Education?

Education is the key to a better life. Without an education, reaching a prosperous future almost impossible. According to studymode.com, "Schools have very little equipment, having a chalk board is considered privileged and most school do not have desks, just cold, dirt floors for their students to sit in." Ugandan schools lack the resources to provide a good education. "schools have no heat or air condidtioning" (studymode.come). The students have to sit through the blistering heat and freezing cold. "Almost all schools are barely standing because they are made from recycled parts of ships, buildings, and in some cases they are built from packed mud bricks" (studymode.com). The Uganadan schools are falling apart and all the yound children are trying to do is learn. "schools are exceedingly overpopulated" (studymode.com). Schools are also built in locations too far away to travel to. According to Gudula Basaza, "The students are not able to commute from their homes to institutions located in urban areas." The children need help. They can't fix the school system by themselves.

Causes

Uganda is an impoverished country. Students can not afford to go to school. The cost of living is no where near what the people can make. According to Gudula Bazasa, the curriculum has not been adapted to suit contemporary needs. Wars throughout Uganda have caused the lack of education. The government is not able to help with their education either. the placement of schools is not smart. The majority of the students live in rural areas. The majority of the schools are in cities. the country is spiraling downward. The key to fixing this country is education.

effects

The long travel to school is difficult for young students. Some parents decide that schooling their own children is safer than sending them miles to schools. Older students will drop out to provide for their families. The country cannot come out of poverty if this problem is not fixed. The whole state of the country is dependent on education. According to Jim Omatseye, "Ugandas overall literacy rate is 68%. Less than 71.15 of children between ages six to fifteen are enrolled in school. At the secondary level, 43% of children of fifteen years and older are enrolled in school." The students need our help.

solutions

The schools need to be built closer to the kids who need them most. The Ugandan government needs to prioritize education. Loans and charity organizations need to be set up for the poor. schools need to work together to get things accopmlished. According to Gudula Basaza, "In order to address the lack of resources in the educational system, institutions must collaborate among themselves and with business to provide an infrastructure that will support distance learning." People not in Uganda can fund schools or send money through trusted organizations. The children need us. The children are depending on us for a better education and a better future.

by Emily s.