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