Education is a vital qualification for everyone alike in this dynamic world. Many people
especially in the rural areas and the poverty stricken do not understand the role education
plays in the world and the development of their country.
Many people due to what they lack think that it's not okay to take children to school
especially if they can be used as labourers on the family farms and land. The children who
should be in school only attend school for a brief period and when need arises for them to
work at home, the parents stop their children from going to school.
Discrimination on matters of gender, considering which of the two should be favoured more
to go to school than the other is also another problem. In most cases, tribes in Africa
consider the girl child as material for marriage and tending to home affairs.
Poverty also shadows a number of people's views on the issue of education. When UPE was
introduced, all the people expected that everything was going to be provided for them
including meals for their children, uniforms and all necessary requirements like scholastic
In Uganda it is well known that the parents send children to school in the poorest condition
ever, in view of the free education awarded to them. For example, children go to school in
tattered clothes, no shoes, no breakfast, very dirty from gardens and at times as late as 10am
reporting for school.
For the rural population, it is harder to identify those who go to school on a regular basis.
Everyday that goes by, there are new entrants and they are also not consistent. They are the
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