Republicans and impeachment | English in Uganda

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019


Editor's note

As the impeachment investigation continues in Washington, polls suggest a majority of Republican voters disapprove of launching an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. With a two-thirds majority required in the US Senate, Democrats will need the backing of Republican senators if Trump is to be impeached. Thomas Gift argues that Republican leaders may be overestimating the extent to which the public wants them to defend Trump.

Uganda has an education policy in place that sets down at what age children should learn English. But, as Medadi Ssentanda explains, the policy doesn’t take into account what’s possible in rural areas of the country where conditions – particularly in state schools – militate against children developing proficiency.

Gemma Ware

Global Affairs Editor

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