Education

Lira University Museum of African Culture and Traditional Medicine

Apr
23
Modesta Anamo, Andrew Ojulong, Ekkehard Doehring

Worldwide, within universities, museums have for long supported education in a number of disciplines both in the sciences and in the arts. Through their extensive collections museums have made available historical objects and artifacts crucial to learning and research. University museums as repositories are unique in themselves. The origin of university museums can be traced back from around the 17th Century

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Reading and Remembering Africa

Feb
11
John Donelson


In the age of Amazon.com, and other online book service, the book market is wide open. With money to spare one can sample as never before the book offerings of the world. I have been indulging my pleasure and doing just that. And I ran across this this amazing new novel, Burden of Failure, by a Ugandan author.

 
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Sketches from Colonial Kenya

Dec
12
Sam Kahiga

We had grown up under the awful Emergency of the 1950s, reading colonial pamphlets printed in red ink, showing rows of Mau Mau fighters being publicly hanged on high posts. The Lari massacre and the subsequent government reprisals took place within walking distance from our village

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Ian Robinson and the alchemy that was King’s College Budo

Apr
19
John Otim


A large black Rolls Royce cruised slowly along the tree lined lane that lead up to the Big School. A lane usually closed to traffic. There it drew to a stop. Out came the Governor General of the newly independent State of Uganda, Sir Walter Coutts And there to receive him was Ian Robinson Headmaster of King’s College Budo

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The experience of a young African teacher in 20th century British classroom

Feb
19
John Otim


A final year student of Bristol University stands before a class of teenage boys and girls at Cheltenham Demonstration Secondary School, the year 1965. He is young, good looking, well dressed in tie and suit. Beside him stands the school’s headmaster similarly attired

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Why the school uniform is celebrated in Africa

Nov
13
John Otim

Today as a matter of course no school going child in Africa is complete without his or her school uniform. Adorned in often bright school colors, book bags dangling from shoulders, every day bright eyed kids take to school as their parents look on admiringly.

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Pioneering a young university: Lira University three years on

Nov
13
John Otim

The Founders of the new Lira University were lucky in the near virgin piece of land they got. All 600 acres of it, perched on low rolling hills with a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. To the south six kilometers away is the town from which the university gets its name, the town they call the bicycle capital of the world.

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Pioneering a young University: one year on at Lira University College

Nov
15
John Otim & Ekkehard Doehring

In the aftermath of the awful tragedy that hit Northern Uganda, an idea took root in Lira. By 2010 it manifested itself as the Constituent College for Health Sciences of the well established and nearby Gulu University. Two years later it assumed shape as Lira University College. Knowing the facts on the ground the very idea of the College in the ruins that was Lira seemed at the time unrealistic.

 
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