The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has partnered with the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to conduct research on inefficiencies in the Ugandan education system. This research will help the Ministry better understand the severity, causes, and consequences of an enrolment bulge in early primary classes in Uganda.
This study is investigating the magnitude of repetition in primary 1. The research explores parent/guardian perceptions of educational matters. It analyses the efficiency of early primary and enrolment in pre-primary education in Uganda, and considers the implications of inefficiency for primary education sector spending and policy.
There is a final report, policy brief and study presentation.
This research is part of the Strengthening Research Systems for Poverty Reduction in East Africa programme.
Tara Weatherholt, Luis Crouch, Jennifer Pressley, Rachel Jordan, Henry Healey, Katherine Merseth, and Eileen Dombrowski (2018) Uganda Early Years Study. RTI International
RTI International (2018) Uganda Early Years Enrolment and Repetition Study. RTI International
RTI International (2018) Uganda Early Years Study: Policy Brief: Causes and Implications of Hidden Repetition in Early Primary. RTI International