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The Battle Between Increased Taxes And Quality Education Begins In Uganda: Who will Win?

Quality education is not only good for a country, but also its human beneficiaries including the students and parents. However, to get quality education requires a number of input resources including teachers, students, parents, educational materials and serious government policy.

It seems government policy has struck a bad cord with private education providers in Uganda. A recent government budget proposal intends to levy more taxes on private education providers in the country for an alleged objective of improving quality of education. Not surprisingly this proposal to increase taxes on private educational providers is being met with mixed reactions. Some argue it will provide more revenues to the government to enable it provide quality education in the country.

However, this argument may not be sustainable bearing in mind that others seem to indicate poor quality of education in Uganda. Coupled with excessive corruptions that have been witnessed within government circles further supports the above position.

It remains to be seen whether the proposed increment of taxes on private education providers will improve education quality in Uganda. The battle is now set and who will win?.

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in ECONOMY, POLITICS, SOCIETY

 

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Why Human Resource Is Key To Solve Business Problems

Vincent Suppa of Telecom ItaliaMost business problems are classified in terms of their sources. For example, when a business lacks finances, the source of the problem may be classified as ‘financial’. On the other hand, if there are problems relating to customers, these may be classified as ‘customer relations’, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in ECONOMY

 

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Collaborative Engagement For Private Sector Development In Sudan

The importance of education to a country’s development cannot be underestimated. This is because education is one of the key requirements for economic development.

Although a country’s economic policies have to be developed and managed by its government, the implementation requires the participation of numerous players including the business sector. For a country’s business sector to play a meaningful roles, it requires skilled personnel in delivering quality products and services to the populace. This implies that business education amongst others becomes critical.

In the case of Sudan, the roles that the private sector can play for the development of the country are enormous. First, the broad array of natural resources give opportunities for investments to private sector. Second, the human development strategies that the country is embracing need to be supported by the private sector. Third, professional networks including online forums can come in to provide guidance and support for the country’s development efforts. Therefore, the economic development of Sudan may be achieved by being collaboratively engaged.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2014 in ECONOMY, POLITICS

 

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How Sudan Is Handling Its Educational Challenges

Although education is supposed to be for all, not everyone may have a chance to get it. Some people because of their upbringing get better access to educational opportunities compared to others who may be denied due to numerous factors. Some of these factors include physical disability and  poverty.

Despite the global challenges that face students in education, poverty seems to be a major issue in most countries of Africa including the Sudan. Despite the high drop-out rate for girls from education in Sudan, the country has, through collaborations and partnerships improved its higher education opportunities. Therefore, it is not all that bad news for Sudan. The challenges of education provision can be handled in a collaborative manner.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in ECONOMY, POLITICS, SOCIETY

 

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Using The Stakeholders’ Approach To Narrow Down Educational Inequality

Brett Wigdortz

Teach First chief executive

Education has been, and is still an important aspect of life. This may explain why governments, businesses and other civic organizations have been taking it seriously. The US government for example introduced in 2001 an Act called “No Child Left Behind” to help disadvantaged students.

Employers and entrepreneurs also take education seriously. It is through education for example  that one may acquire certain skills not only to perform duties effectively but also run a business. For this matter, business education becomes important.

The importance of education has also been noted with international organizations including the UN. This may explain why achieving its Millennium Development Goals has also been important.

Despite all the above strategies to deal with the problems of education, issues still remain. One of the key issues is educational inequality in terms of performance between students from rich and poor families. To tackle some of the problems concerning equality in education, an alliance between employers, teachers’ organisations and children’s charities has been launched in the UK. This alliance demonstrates the integrative nature of trying to solve the problems of education by involving stakeholders.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2014 in ECONOMY, POLITICS, SOCIETY

 

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Rationalizing Government Policy And Regulation For International Investment: The Case of British Columbia

Business and investments are some of the key activities carried out not only by the private sector, but also governments. However, for these activities to be of benefit to the stakeholders there is need to rationalize government policy and regulations.

This is because if government policy and regulations are not rationalized, business and investments may be adversely affected. For this matter, the government of British Columbia(B.C) recently embarked on improving its trade and investment climate by dealing with relevant legislation.  Such a move is now being appreciated internationally as noted from the video above.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in ECONOMY, POLITICS

 

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A Weird Education System That Rewards Failing

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper

In his writings including “The Book of life”, Krishnammurti once asked whether it was possible to free the mind from experience. By experience he meant knowledge stored up in memory.

According to Krishnamurti, what is needed for education is not the cultivation of memory but the freedom from the accumulative process of the mind. To him this was real education. That is to say real education does not involve the conditioning effects of experience on the mind.

However, most educational systems are based on accumulation of knowledge. To succeed in such an education system, one has to prove that s/he can compete and score high marks. Failure is not encouraged. This seems contrary to Tim Draper’s University of Heroes as noted in the  video. It is a weird education that rewards failing.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in ECONOMY

 

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