Bunyoro Kitara National Forum (BUKINF), a youth organisation is hunting for partners to establish a regional laboratory to boost science education in the region.
Patrick Kusiima, one of the group leaders, says much as the performance of the candidates from Bunyoro at both the ordinary and advanced levels is good, the region still lags behind others in science subjects.
According to Kusiima, studies conducted in Bunyoro region in the last two years show that both government and private secondary schools, lack reliable science laboratories and apparatus that can help learners to become engineers, medics and chemists among others.
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He says their organisation is seeking collaborations with universities such as Makerere and international development partners to establish a one stop center laboratory that will be open for science practical to students from all schools in the region.
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Speaking at the opening of the week long 2017 Education Expo organised by BUKINF at Boma grounds in Hoima town on Monday, Hajji Bruhan Kyakuhaire, the Bunyoro Culture Minister, challenged all stakeholders to restore the glory of the cultural institution through education.
He said it is the responsibility of the Kingdom subjects to protect the legacy of Omukama Kabalega who had made it a great empire. Kyakuhaire claimed that Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom contributed to the history of East Africa through culture and education by producing the first surgeons in Uganda.
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Kyakuhaire asked the Kingdom subjects to double their efforts to ensure Bunyoro grabs significant numbers in University admissions and other institutions of higher education.
The Bunyoro education expo 2017 will close on Saturday March 4. Education and Sports Minister, Janet Museveni is expected to preside over the closure.