An Analysis of Uganda’s Education Sector in Light of the Numerous Strikes

This publication was authored by: Richard Ssebaggala

Abstract / Summary

In the 1960s and early1970s Gayaza High School, a missionary aided girls’ school in central Uganda compared favorably with Nabumali High School, a 100% state supported high school in Eastern Uganda, in terms of academic performance, status and matriculation to institutions of higher learning such as Makerere University, then the only university in the country. The quality of leadership was also more or less of equal standard because most school heads had solid graduate and post-graduate qualifications gained from the colonial era. Mobility of students was the order of the day and the late President Apollo Milton Obote from northern Uganda and Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda from western Uganda went to study at Busoga College Mwiri and the Baganda travelled from Kampala to go and study in the regional schools. Success could be found in government and missionary schools across the country.