Ugandan Education Sector Earns Belgian Aid

Children sit on the sidewalk near a temporary school in Kutamba, Uganda. Belgium gave budget support to shore up Uganda's education sector. Photo by: Project H Design / CC BY Project H DesignCC BY

Belgium is providing budget support worth 4 million euros (USD5.23 million) to Uganda’s education sector.

Ugandan Minister of Finance Syda Bbumba and Belgian Ambassador Marc Gedopt signed the agreement July 26 in Kampala.

The allocation forms part of a protocol signed by the Belgian government in 2008, which committed 64 million euros in aid for Uganda, The New Vision reports.

According to Ilahi Mansoor, the assistant commissioner in charge of technical education in Uganda, most funds will go to the directorate of industrial training, while the remaining amount will be spent on school rehabilitation.

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