What is Uganda’s educational philosophy? What are the guiding principles for the curriculum? What degree of autonomy do the educational institutions have in designing a curriculum?
So many questions have been running through my head lately regarding the direction I want my life to head in. So many of the country’s leading academic lights, like my friend Iwaya says, have let the country down.
In other words, even the brightest of the bright cannot save their country. What have all the PhDs we have helped this country? Where are all the inventors of planes and cars and breakthrough science that have been featured in the newspapers in the past gone?
So, even if I went back to school and spent another Shs5 million, chances are that this new education, which is supposed to help me make better decisions with my life, would be for naught.
Yet there are self-taught people I have encountered here in Uganda and they are not so bad. That is why I am going to devote 650 hours in 2011 to become something new. At the end, if it doesn’t help change my life, maybe I won’t feel so bad since I won’t have spent any dime.