Educating children critical for future of Uganda

Uwezo is quoted in an IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks) feature article on The writer uses Uwezo findings from the 2010 Annual Learning Assessment Report to illustrate how Uganda’s rural primary schools lag behind in quality of education. In Kotido District in Karamoja, only 13% of students in the final year of primary school were able to perform arithmetic sums at their grade level.

 Karamoja is part of the Northeastern region, which is recovering from decades of civil war. School dropouts are high, despite government and development partners’ efforts to encourage parents to enroll their children and keep them in school. It is estimated that only 25% of the enrolled students complete seven years of primary education. Read more.


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