Uganda govt asks Japan to establish university

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Uganda's Education Minister Namirembe Bitamazire has appealed to the Japanese government to help Uganda transform Nakawa Vocational Training Institute into a university.

Bitamazire said the proposed university would help the expected high number of Science students get vocational technology skills. Bitamazire said her ministry was reviewing the school and education curriculum to make Science and Technological Studies compulsory from primary to university level. The government of Uganda has shifted emphasis to Science and technology education and disciplines to achieve a critical mass of scientists, technologists and technicians. The information communication technology policy will soon be adopted to enhance access to knowledge, information and skills through distance education and e-Learning,| she said. Bitamazire appealed to the Japanese government to help Uganda construct science laboratories in secondary schools. She said only 40 per cent of secondary schools in the country have laboratories.

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