Uganda Government Report Matches Uwezo's Findings on Learning

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.

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