Still looking for answers to education woes in Uganda

In 2007 the Government of Uganda invested heavily in the education sector: over 4,000 new classrooms were built, the student-to-teacher ratio was reduced and sanitation conditions were improved in schools, among others. Five years later, the country still waits to see the results of these initiatives in student performance. The recently released 2011 Uganda Certificate of Education exam results show only a slight improvement in performance over previous years. From 2008 to 2010 the percentage of students producing first grade marks in the exams declined annually.  

Uwezo Uganda research manager Grace Maiso told the Daily Monitor that the student-to-teacher ratio is still too high and teacher pay too low, resulting in poor student performance.  Read more.

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