The Government of India has donated a total number of 100,000 textbooks to Government of Uganda which will be distributed to “O” level schools.
The books majorly attached to science disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and sociology were handed over to Alex Kakooza, the permanent secretary in the ministry of education by second secretary at the Indian High commission in Kampala Sanjeev Goel.
This was done in fulfilment of the pledge made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Uganda between 24th to 25th July 2018.
The books which contain S.1 to S.4 curriculum will be distributed to schools where there is need as soon as possible according to Kakooza.
“On behalf of Government of Uganda and ministry of education in particular, I wish to convey our gratitude to Government of India for this support to education sector. I pledge to have books distributed to schools as soon as possible to benefit learners. They will be put to good use,” Kakooza said
The Indian High commission second secretary Sanjeev Goel expressed India’s continued support to Uganda in addition to 200 Ugandan post graduate students who are currently benefiting from Indian scholarships.
Asked to make a comment about the 15% tuition fees increment that has led to impasse at Uganda’s most prestigious institution of higher learning, Makerere University, the Ministry permanent secretary Kakooza said Government is discussing the matter.
He added that tomorrow Wednesday, the Ministry will make a presentation in parliament about the strike at Makerere.
“Government is discussing the matter to get resolution. Yesterday we made a presentation to cabinet, tomorrow we will make a presentation to parliament,” he said
The development happened at Ministry headquarters in Kampala today.