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'Involve Karimojong mothers in decision-making'

By Noah Jagwe

Added 24th October 2017 03:33 PM

Makerere University Lecturer John Bosco Oryema said community development officers need to work hard to change the mindset that decision making is only for men.

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Makerere University Lecturer John Bosco Oryema said community development officers need to work hard to change the mindset that decision making is only for men.

EDUCATION | KARAMOJA

University dons have asked local leaders in Karamoja to involve mothers in decision-making at household level, so as to improve education in the region.

Makerere University Lecturer John Bosco Oryema said community development officers need to work hard to change the mindset that decision making is only for men.

“Karamoja women are not being involved in critical issues such as sending children to school, yet they are the caretakers for the family. If this does not change, Karamoja's problems will continue,” Oryema noted.

Oryema expressed concern that many national development indicators, such as demographic, health, and education surveys are very poor for the region.

He was speaking at the Karamoja Mentoring Network (KAMNET) meeting.
KAMNET is a network of students and professionals from Karamoja that came together to find solutions to the problems affecting the region.

Kyambogo University lecturer Dr Patrick Ojok and the interim chairperson of KAMNET, noted that people in the region cannot claim both financial and intellectual muscle with low levels of literacy. He said there should be a deliberate strategy for education in Karamoja.

Participants recommended that number of statehouse scholarships for Karamoja students be increased.

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