60.5% of children in public schools in P3-7 can’t read and comprehend a P 2 level story and 51.2% can’t do P2 level math.
Enrolment in public primary schools is at 80.3% compared to 19.6% in private schools.
To make matters worse, 65% of children who enroll in primary school drop out before completion.
Did you know that around two million children in Uganda live in poverty, and most of them do not have access to quality education as do their higher-income counterparts? Is it any wonder that only 30% of grade 3-7 lower-income students have reading and math comprehension at a grade 2 level?Donate Now
Ever since Teach For Uganda first came to this school, I've had a very good experience with them. The Fellows have been role models for the children, community and teachers. Fellows helped me to change the idea of instruction in the classroom because when they joined us, our teachers had methods of teaching using early-grade reading making “Lusoga” local language as a medium of instruction. But when these fellows came, they proved to these teachers that even 200 children can be trained in English as a method of instruction in the classroom setting.
Headteacher Buseera Primary School - Mayuge District