These facts about education are a strong reason why I want to be teaching in Uganda. I will hopefully (I find out for definite in May) be Primary School teaching. I opted for Primary School Teaching as it is the largest area of children dropping out of school and I hope to encourage the classes I teach to be determined to carry on with their education and see it through to the end.
To relieve poverty in these poorer, rural areas if Uganda (and in the whole of Africa) it is vital for children to grow up with a strong education enabling them to be qualified to get jobs and bring income into their area. Agriculture is 80% of rural income so although this needs to continue, to develop faster and compete with the rest of the world moving at its fast pace, education and jobs, being able to speak and write good English is very important.
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