Am by the names of Ekwacu Dominic. I was born on the 14th of November 1989 in Soroti Town, Uganda. I come from a family of six. My father, mother, two sisters and two brothers. My father is a small scale businessman and my mother is a house wife.
I started my primary education from Pioneer Primary school in soroti then I proceeded to Nkoyoyo Boarding Primary School, Matale for my upper primary education where I obtained my Primary Leaving Certificate in 2002. I proceeded to Ntare School Mbarara for four years where I obtained my Ordinary Level Uganda Certificate of Education.
After that I went to Naalya S.S Namugongo where I finalized with high school education and obtained my Uganda Advanced Certificated of Education. Am currently in my holiday which ends in mid August this year. It is during this vacation that I really saw the need to be sponsored. First of all am from a country called Uganda in East Africa. The Uganda Education System has been praised in the previous years but also has not survived criticism. In Uganda we have the Universal Primary Education and the Universal Secondary Education where education is free but of very poor quality. Majority of students who attend these U.P.E and U.S.E programs are from poor backgrounds.
I particularly did not attend any of the above but am also from a poor background because my parents struggled to at least see me through both primary and secondary levels of education. I am now waiting to join University level of education but I may not join because of financial problems. Well I have always wanted to be a lawyer because I have admired lawyers and they are the the only professionals in Uganda whose future are so certain. Uganda as a country has many educated people who have attained degree and other academic achievements and are jobless. In other wards the education system of Uganda has not been of great help to most of the citizens because it does not emphasize them to become job creators but indirectly and directly makes them job seekers. Uganda is also a country where segregation inform of tribalism and nepotism has existed in the job sector. In order to get a job, you have to be highly linked to some one you knows you and of your tribe or region in most cases. The majority of good jobs are headed by people from the western part of Uganda. You find that if you are a qualified person for a specific job and you are form either Northern or Eastern Uganda, there are less chances of getting that job if another person from the Western part of Uganda applies.
Now emphasizing on my request on being sponsored to do law in Canada are. Uganda has only two certified Universities that offer Bachelors of Law. These are Makerere University and Uganda Christian University. All these universities have law as very expensive courses. Because of the high demand for them. Uganda as a country has a poor justice system. There are few lawyers and few judges to handle court cases.. You find two judges handling over 200 cases allocated to the courts of law which is not proper and that is why justice in Uganda is not fully provided. There is need to improve on this justice system by the creation of more lawyers and Judges as a way of ensuring that the citizens get justice. Am humbly requesting any willing person or organization in Canada to sponsor me as away of achieving my dream of becoming a lawyer.
My dream of doing law is far from being attained in Uganda because my parents’ financial muscle is too small to meet the University financial demands. Another reason is that the entries at Universities offering law in Uganda are high. I performed well but could not make it because of the very high cut-off points and for law were the highest. I had 19 points for my Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education. I was studying History, Economics, Divinity and Entrepreneurship. I got an A in History, E in Economics, E in Entrepreneurship and an A in Divinity.
Another reason why I should be sponsored to study law in Canada is that the student intake for law in Uganda is very low compared to the high demand for lawyers and judges. Makerere University and Uganda Christian University admit about 160 law students each in every intake. Each year about 5500 students apply to do law. That means the remaining 5180 can not do their dream course. Obviously I was among the 160 selected by each University meaning that my potential won’t be exploited in Uganda but some where else. My parents who have been supporting me all through primary and secondary education can not afford my University fees. If sponsored to do law in Canada, my full potential will be exploited therefore I will be of much use to my country to restore the justice system to fullness.
I hereby humbly request to be considered and sponsored. God Bless. I can be reached at:
Snail mail: Dominic Ekwacu,
C/O Micheal Owena,
P.O BOX 7120,