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Ugandan President donates copies of his biography to public schools

Ugandan President donates copies of his biography to public schools


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has donated copies of his biography to all government-assisted secondary schools in the country.

According to a Ministry of Education and Sports communication dated May 2, 2017, each school will receive at least two copies of the book titled, ‘Sowing the Mustard Seeds.’

‘‘As you are all aware, one of the core roles of Secondary education is to promote a proper understanding, appreciation and loyalty to Uganda’s national identity in a bid to foster peace and national cohesion for development,’‘ the circular noted.

‘Sowing the Mustard Seeds’ details the causes of Uganda’s troubled national history. It also looks at the country’s liberation struggle and the path to national recovery.

‘‘It is intended to enlighten our school going youth about our national history, which is very critical to laying a firm foundation for responsible citizenship,’‘ the circular added.

All public secondary schools to receive copy of President Museveni's biography “sowing the mustard seed”. #Uganda pic.twitter.com/Y8TsR3WIO9

— Rachael Akidi (@rakidi) May 4, 2017

The 72-year-old former soldier became president after his rebel group took power in January 1986 and for the next three decades, he has been in charge of democratic Uganda.

He recently won the country’s very heated poll to extend his 30 years for a further five years before the next elections in 2021. His wife Janet is the current Minister of Education and Sports.

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