Education system in Uganda

Uganda government has improved education system, more is  effort is needed to improve the quality performance in rural areas across Uganda. Private schools have gained momentum of over shunning better than rural schools click here

The majority of literate Ugandans go through two basic levels of education i.e. primary and secondary schools and very few make progress to university and other tertiary institutions. For the period 1986-2004, enrolment in primary schools rose from 2,203,824 to 7,377,292 and 123,479 to 697,507 in secondary schools. Out of these students, some Ugandans had a chance to attain pre-primary (pre-school) education from 59,829(795 schools) in 2001 to 64,484 pupils in 2003(893 schools).

However, due to low response rates in the annual school census 2004, only pupils were registered from 538 schools. The gap between primary and secondary school enrolments is very big, an indication that most Ugandans stop at primary level of education since very few join post-primary institutions. For example in 2004 only 32,047 were enrolled in post-primary institutions compared to 7,377,292 and 697,507 enrolled in primary and secondary schools respectively.

Figure 2 shows that the gap widened much further when UPE was introduced in 1997. Given that UPE programme has been in place for eight (8) years, it is a big challenge for the government and other stakeholders to manage the UPE thrust for the beneficiaries to continue to secondary and post-primary institutions in 2004 and beyond.

Universal Primary Education

 Establishment of schools in  Uganda is a gradual process

Before pupils used to studer under trees

Developmet of permannet structures in most schools, but quality of education is very low in rural areas

Schools in Uganda

Procedures of registering private schools in Uganda->Licensing and registration of private schools

List of Public Primary Schools in Uganda -> List of Government Primary Schools 2016 

List of Private and Government Schools in Uganda -> List of Private and Government Institutions

List of Government secondary schools -> government_secondary

School annual performance in Uganda

External reports on education in Uganda

Over Seas Development Institutte report

UNDP report


News clip archives children study under trees without class rooms in Uganda

  1. Kabale District (South Western)
  2. Nebbi district (West Nile region)
  3. Kamuli district  (Eastern Uganda)
  4. General out look 
  5. Government 5000 schools rotting
  6. Inqualities in rural schools
  7. Uganda Bureau of Statistics education Report statistics
  8. UNICEF’s report Child Friendly schools
  9. Observer report

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