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By Dhano Obongo,

Ugandan Dictator, Yoweri Museveni, signing an SPLM/A document(Photo: file)
Ugandan Dictator, Yoweri Museveni, signing an SPLM/A document(Photo: file)

July 29, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— While I was on the Easter break in April visiting my beloved family in Kampala, Uganda, in on morning  I was reading a news paper  call New Vision  dated  Monday , April 24, 2017 Vol.032No. 081.

I read that, H.E President Museveni attended a summit on natural resources in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

In that summit he gave a talk on natural resources and why the Africa Continent remains behind. President Museveni was very persuasive in his language.

However, when I was reading his speech, yes , I agreed with  some of what he told the African leaders in the summit for example, Africa  has structural disadvantage , We are not like China – In China , when  there  is one good thinker , the whole China  follows them”. Here H.E President Museveni he is absolutely right and I agreed with him. Because, we Africans we intended to localize and not to sale it to the whole continent. It’s a pity.

In the summit  President Musseveni  it seems disagree  with  presenter  on issue  of education  as  a right  direction  to the  African  problems.

I said , I agreed with presenters  that, education  is a good  solution  to our  African solution, with due respect  to the President Musseveni  opinion , I want to say I profoundly disagreed  with  President Musseveni  on the “ the talk that if you educate  your  people , everything  will be  okay, was  part of the mistakes in 1960. This fragmented thinking.  Vision is incorrect”.

From  my point of view giving  education  to African  people , means  give power,& knowledge and  two are robust  instruments  for  our beloved  continent . And a good example is the President Musseveni himself. Why? Because, he has a strong education background, has made him to be an instrumental, influential, strong and thinker in political leader in continent and in the region and may be around the globe.

Simply, because he has earned a robust knowledge. Thus,  saying  that,  the education  vision  which was put in place  by our  pan-African  leaders  was incorrect  vision  is not  place.

I think, only what our Pan-African leaders missed was that they lack poor planning in vocational education to produce skills that should match with the development needs of the continent. In general or each country demands.

For instance,   the South Sudan  is an oil producing  country , so the  skills  being  passed  on  now should be relevant  to the jobs  that will raise from the oil industry. And that is the work  of  educationist  planners in the Ministry of Higher  Education , Sciences and Technology with  collaboration  of  the Ministry  of Public  Service & Human Development  Resources.

For these reasons, I strongly articulate above mentioned and with my due respect to president Museveni, I profoundly disagreed with him on issue of education, Because education is power , light and most significantly is a key  road to civilization and modernity,. While the illiteracy is a killer and enemy to dignity as well as to self-esteem. Thus, I will not miss this opportunity to thank our beloved missionaries who came from the western world in the last passed century   and they gave us knowledge to open our eyes through   education. Furthermore, education can minimize poverty which the first killer in the world in generally and Africa continuant in particular. God bless Africa.   

Long live Pan-Africa

Long live African continent

The author can be reached via Email address: dhano01obongo@gmail.com 

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