By Aloysious Kasoma
Opposition Uganda People’s Congress has called for critical reforms in the education system to avoid the division in some parts of the country.
Prof. Joseph Bossa the UPC Vice President while addressing journalists on Wednesday in Kampala said that UPC is concerned that the future of Uganda is doomed if the education trend remains as is where many children and parents fail to make it to the next level.
“Uganda loses very many people apart from the poor most especially girls, it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that the inequality is bridged for one to study up to a certain level,” he said.
Bossa said that if a parent is not rich, the chances of passing well are very slim and if the parents are in rural areas also the chances of making it are very slim.
“What we have now is what we call apartheid or a parallel system of education,” he added.
He said that the country cannot develop without clear methods of education and he referred to countries like China, Israel among others that have clear methods.
“We need to craft our education system such that there are avenues for the 12/13 year old who does not continue to secondary schools,” he said.