Challenges Faced by Leaders of Institutions of Higher Learning in Uganda: Case Study of Mbale Public and Private Universities

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJAR.2014.03.01.Art010

Authors : Henri Buregea Bin Rwakenda


After spending 30 years in the education sector, I have realized that there are issues that most of the time cause schools to not operate or function as planned. Each school has its own vision and mission, goal and for well-organized schools strategic plans to attain those goals are developed. Issues arise frequently during the implementation phase of strategic plans. These issues are many and vary with schools. Some are caused by people involved in the education and others are related to situations that sometimes those people can or cannot control.

Education is facing many issues in the world today and following are the top ten issues that need to be considered. According to DeWitt (2014), there are 10 critical issues that need to be examined. These include Common Core Standards, Student learning, technology, social media, politics, high stakes tests, school leadership, pre-service teaching programmes, school climate and poverty. All these are crucial to the field of education and need to be critically looked at in order to gauge education systems and find a way to address those issues and find a way to solve each one of them for the betterment of the education system.


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