Monday, 7 March 2016

FARMING AMONG UGANDA SCHOOLS

While many African Countries including Kenya are struggling to empower  youth on the important of Agriculture in primary Schools and other urban areas Uganda is ahead of others in East Africa region
Some Countries no longer teach the subject in primary Schools but only few who teach them just to pass examination
 In Uganda gardening and agriculture is  a subject which start in primary Schools to Secondary Schools and students are able to grow vegetables and fruits for both domestic use and for sale
 At form four to six students are able to grow vegetables  and fruits which they sale and also supplies to manufactures  and  factories
Nanduta Doreen form four  student at Bulucheke Secondary School in Bududa Uganda was in Kenya recently to share the  her view with Nairobi Urban farmers.
 At there School the grow vegetables fruits and maize which they consume in  school and sale to other users. as well  supplies to super markets and use income to social function and other activities which included to repair  class rooms and buy books and pay school fee for need children s
At there Schools they are given plots to work in groups under there  teachers but   as students they do or the work as part of learning modern agriculture
After there studies  they not only pass examination  but join agriculture given that is among the major pillar of Uganda economy she told media at Railwayline Vegetable garden in Nairobi.
We learn about modern farming starting from seeds  germination to grow and marketing and new technologies.
The form four Doreen  is to became a nurse after joining the famous Makerere University  given that in  Uganda they are introduced to nursing in form four adding that she had already participated   in frog and birds operation at there School lab.
 She is not anew comer in Nairobi given that she was student at Mbagathi Primary School before moving to Uganda were she wa born.
 She visited Railway line vegetable garden . with the major objective of sharing her view with Nairobi Urban farmers.
 She believes that students in East Africa should  not only learn how to spell vegetables but also be able to   learn how to grow them in order to contribute to food security