The Daily Monitor in Uganda reports on the findings from Twaweza partner Uwezo’s recent report on poor numeracy and literacy rates among primary school students in East Africa. Quoting education officials who argue that the Ugandan Government has known about these problems for some time, the article compares Uwezo’s report to Uganda’s National Assessment of Progress in Education (NAPE) and finds that the results are very similar. The NAPE report shows an overall 72.8 per cent proficiency in numeracy and 57.6 per cent in literacy in English in Primary Three, but identifies that Primary Six pupils are not able to tell time on hour and minutes or read a story and comprehend. Read more.
You might also like...
- The 6 billion shilling shame (15 Feb 2012)
- Kiswahili and English in Tanzanian Schools: Creating Class Divides and Decreasing Educational Standards (13 Jul 2011)
- Uwezo on Euronews (20 Feb 2012)
- Still looking for answers to education woes in Uganda (14 Feb 2012)
- Educating children critical for future of Uganda (15 Nov 2011)
- Whose business is development? Experts in open society (3 Nov 2011)
- 'Let`s Strive for Quality in Primary Education, not Quantity' (13 Jul 2011)