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?.