Uganda decided to start investing in free primary education for every child in Uganda as far back as 1997. Despite making education available to all and The UN helping to write the curriculum, the quality of education remains extremely low. Why? because teachers have not been properly trained in effective teaching strategies.
Key facts about Ugandan Education
Key Fact 1:
In the below facts P stands for year therefore the children were assessed as to whether they could complete year 2 work (UK children would be 6-7 years old). The national data reveals that the majority of children can not perform year 2 work despite being in years 3-7.
Key fact 2:
Children in rural eastern Uganda achieve the lowest results.
Visions of Hope partner with rural schools in eastern Uganda.
The sad truth is most children leave primary school not being able to read, write or perform basic maths operations.
Why we need to improve education in Uganda
Key fact 3:
Teacher training is brief and often the lectures have not tried using the teaching methods themselves so trainee teachers often complain the lectures do not understand what they are meant to be teaching. Moreover 6% of teachers have no training and 100% of the teachers we work with said this is their first training since they have left collage.
Hope teachers are working hard to change these facts in their communities
Are Our Children Learning (2016)? | Uwezo Uganda Sixth Learning Assessment Report | December 2016