Monday, November 8, 2010

The President's Promise

The recent elections in Uganda has the current President potentially promising what he cannot keep. At a campaign rally, Museveni promised free education to science students in Northern Ugandan that were not already under government sponsorship. Although the Ministry of Education is surprisingly pleased about this new announcement, they admit that they don't know where the money will come from. The President has done similar programs in the past, where he would offer free education before election season. Another similarity between this promise and past campaign elections is that there is no room in the government budget for such programs and in the past, the promised programs had to rely on donations. Another problem that the program will encounter is the fact that although the student population will grow the room for them and the amount of teacher will not expanded to keep up.

By: Albie Braun

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