Imagine aspiring to be a scientist and you have no tools? Sad? Yes, that is the situation many students in Uganda, urban or rural find themselves in often times. The heart wants to be a doctor but the facilities dictates otherwise, and because of the available resources you oblige, sending your dream down the sewerage, if there is any. I mean the sewerage.
This lack of facilities is in most times an everyday occurrence for the average schools in the country. While government has tried to partner with private schoos, the gap remains because of their insufficient funding. Private schools work on profit margins, budgets.
But if you can afford, Kampala Parents Schools in Naguru is an option. Kampala Parents’ School believes that science lab equipment allows pupils to interact directly with specimens taught in class.
“They get a first-hand learning experience by performing various experiments on their own. Our pupils are allowed to use the models and understand different scientific theories and concepts,” a statement on their Facebook page said.
“Our school science lab equipment and supplies make teaching and learning easy both for the teachers, as well as for the pupils. There are several scientific theories and concepts that are difficult to explain directly from the books. Anatomy models, physics science kits, and chemistry science kits for instance make it easy to understand the otherwise complex theories of science
“Children develop interest in scientific research in science labs. When they observe various things and carry out different experiments, their reasoning skills are honed and they start thinking deeply on those theories and concepts. This helps us in bringing up the next generation of engineers and doctors.”
Uganda government has over the time advocated for the roll out of science education across the county including giving out scholarship as away of inspiring and advocating for science education in the country. While we cannot quantify the result of such effors, we can say we are proud such trials occurred.