The struggle for better education continues

Education is not only a basic human right; it is also a life-long process. Even someone with more than one PhD can learn something new years after presenting their final dissertation. The next time you read this page it will be reading 2014 at the top. It will be a new year.
Allan Brian Ssenyonga
Allan Brian Ssenyonga

Education is not only a basic human right; it is also a life-long process. Even someone with more than one PhD can learn something new years after presenting their final dissertation. The next time you read this page it will be reading 2014 at the top. It will be a new year.

2014 is nothing but another 12 months for us to work towards improving education in this country. It will also be 20 years since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. We all know that after that sad chapter, our education sector got a new lease of life. So much has been done and changed in the past 20 years and at a terrific pace.

There is, however, a lot of work that still needs to be done if we are to get where we are headed. Take for example, the issue of early childhood development. Although almost all children are now assured of education for at least nine years, many have no idea what a nursery school is and yet scientists have proven that the first years of a child are very crucial to brain development.

We therefore, have a big challenge to invest and develop facilities for early childhood education. The battle for a better reading culture is also one that must continue. We as adults may not be readers but we can change that for our children. Let us encourage them to have thirst for knowledge.

In the coming year, Education Times will continue to highlight various education issues that we feel deserve your attention. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year. See you in 2014!

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