Submission Date

7-22-2016

Document Type

Paper- Restricted to Campus Access

Department

History

Faculty Mentor

Edward Onaci

Comments

Presented during the 18th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 22, 2016 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

This research examines how the British formed and influenced educational institutions in Uganda during the colonial era. It then looks at how these traits carry over into the modern era and some of the issues associated with them. Focusing on issues in higher education, vocational and non-formal training, language use, and gender, it provides a survey of the biggest problems plaguing the system. This is based on two weeks of field research, spent on the ground in Uganda, interviewing teachers, administrators, and professors who work within these institutions, to determine exactly what they are struggling with. Finally, this research provides recommendations for non-profits and NGOs that are also operating within the system. It provides them with the areas in most need of help and how to best provide that assistance, taking into consideration logistics and the advice of the educators interviewed.

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