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Africans must emphasize sciences – Museveni

President Museveni commissioning a new block for the Iganga Boys Boarding Primary School on Monday. (PHOTO/PML Daily)

IGANGA – President Yoweri Museveni has on Monday, August 18 commissioned a new block for the Iganga Boys Boarding Primary School while celebrating 100 years.

In his remarks, he said Africans must emphasize sciences because life is partly run by arts but based on science.

“The Americans have been to the moon and back and this was 50 years ago. The Russians have been near the moon, the Chinese have sent their satellite to the moon, same to the Indians but Africans are the ones who are still comfortable on earth,” he said

Museveni said the schools were started by religious people therefore that spirit of spirituality should be maintained.

“I attended some of these schools, they didn’t have serious government support but they were able to teach and shape us,” said Museveni.

He revealed that the ministry of Education has revised the curriculum to accommodate this, I have looked at it and we have sent it to the Vice Chancellors.

“Also, we have been concentrating on constructing classrooms. Today we have more than 100, 000 classrooms. We sometimes handle the laboratories and libraries but we know that teachers need to stay near the schools and this is what we are going to concentrate on next. ,” Museveni noted.

Adding that, “I thank the old boys for building the new block which we commissioned. I had come to pledge 200m for the new building. I will also go back and pay the old debt. This is one of the pioneer schools in Busoga we cannot fail to support it.”

President Museveni thanked all institutions which have contributed to education in Uganda.

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