Monitoring Brief: Are Ugandan parents involved in education matters?

One of the most important goals for Twaweza is to improve children’s basic competencies in literacy and numeracy. Twaweza Uwezo program assesses the quality of current educational system in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania by monitoring basic literacy and numeracy levels of children aged 5 – 16 years through a household-based assessment.

In early 2014, Twaweza conducted a survey on young Ugandans, aged 15 – 35, and their involvement in children’s education, awareness of the annual Uwezo learning assessment and its findings, and knowledge about the capitation grant.

Twaweza sought to establish awareness of this policy as grounds for a decision on whether to undertake a campaign to raise awareness about the capitation grant. The findings  provide a snapshot of the general picture and how much young Ugandan parents are or are not involved in key education issues as it revealed that:

  1. 4 out 10 young Ugandan parents never check their children’s homework
  2. More than half of do parents talk to teachers about children’s learning
  3. Only 1 out of 10 Ugandans know what the capitation grant is
  4. And 6 out of 10 Ugandans  have heard of Uwezo assessment

To find out more, read the attached monitoring brief.  

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Authors: Ruth Carlitz



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