The Challenges of Implementing Universal Primary Education by Local Governments in Uganda: A Case Study of Masaka District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ................................................................................. i

APPROVAL ...................................................................................... ii

DEDICATION ................................................................................. .iii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .................................................................... iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................................... v

LIST OF TABLES ............................................................................ vii

LIST OF CHARTS .......................................................................... viii

ABSTRACT ...................................................................................... ix

CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION .............................................................................. 1

1.0 Background to the Study ....................................................... 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem ....................................................... 4

1.3 Objectives of the Study .......................................................... 4

1.3.1 General Objective ................................................................... 4

1.3.2 Specific Objectives ................................................................. 4

1.4 Research questions ................................................................ 4

1.5 Scope of the Study .................................................................. 5

1.6 Significance of the Study ........................................................ 5

1. 7 Conceptual framework ........................................................... 6

CHAPTER TWO .............................................................................. 7

LITERATURE REVIEW .................................................................... 7

2.0 Introduction .......................................................................... 7

2.1 Challenges of implementing universal Primary Education ...... 7

2.1.1. Class size and Shortage of teachers ....................................... 7

2.1.2 Infrastructure and learning materials .................................... 9

2.1.3 Poverty .................................................................................. 9

2.1.4 Quality of education ............................................................ 10

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CHAPTER THREE ........................................................................ 11

METHODOLOGY ........................................................................... 11

3.0 Introduction ........................................................................ 11

3.1 Research Design .................................................................. 11

3.2 Research Environment ......................................................... 11

3.3 Instruments of Data Collection ............................................ 11

3.4 Sample Size and Sampling Procedures ................................. 12

3.5 Statistical Treatment of Data ............................................... 12

CHAPTER FOUR .................................................................... .. 13

PRESENTASION AND DICUSSION OF FINDINGS\ RESULTS ........ 13

4.2 Profile of the respondents ........................................................ 13

4.3. Challenges of implementing universal Primary Education ....... 15

Class size and Shortage of teachers ............................................... 15

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................ 27

SUMMARY CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION ..................... 27

5.0. Introduction ........................................................................... 27

5.1. Summary ............................................................................... 27

5.2 .Possible Plausible Conclusions .............................................. 28

5.3 Recommendations ................................................................. 29

5.4. Areas for further research .................................................... 29

REFERENCES .............................................................................. 30

APPENDIX A: Questionnaire to the pupils ..................................... 32

Challenges of implementing universal Primary Education .............. 32

APPENDIXB: Interviews with the teachers ..................................... 36  

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate the challenges of implementing universal primary education in Masaka District. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the problems of primary education in Masaka District, determine whether UPE 1s sustainable in the face of increasing costs of education. and to get procedures that can help solve the challenges of primary education. The study revealed that the implementation of UPE is hindered by Class size and Shortage of teachers. According to The teachers the implementation process of UPE was very hasty and led to a shortage of teachers with those available being overworked. The study revealed that Poverty is one of the major hindrance in the implementation of UPE. According to the study even though primary education is free parents are required to pay some extra fee and also buy school requirements for the children and food. The study revealed that the quality of education in UPE is not good. When asked about the quality of education offered in the public schools, the respondents were almost unanimous in saying that it had gone down since the introduction of UPE. The study concluded that The implementation of free primary education is hindered by Class size and Shortage of teachers, Infrastructure and learning materials for UPE are inadequate, Poverty and that the quality of education had gone down since the introduction of UPE. The study recommended that more teachers should be trained to meet the growing number of pupils. As mentioned earlier, the increase in pupil numbers as a result of UPE has raised the challenge of the need for more teachers. The Ministry of education should build more schools, and provide instructional materials. The increase in the number of schools has not kept pace with the increase in the number of students.

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Frontiers, E. & ZAKIA, N (2022). The Challenges of Implementing Universal Primary Education by Local Governments in Uganda: A Case Study of Masaka District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-implementing-universal-primary-education-by-local-governments-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-masaka-district

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and NASSOLO ZAKIA "The Challenges of Implementing Universal Primary Education by Local Governments in Uganda: A Case Study of Masaka District" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-implementing-universal-primary-education-by-local-governments-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-masaka-district. Accessed 02 Oct. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and NASSOLO ZAKIA . "The Challenges of Implementing Universal Primary Education by Local Governments in Uganda: A Case Study of Masaka District". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Aug. 2022. Web. 02 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-implementing-universal-primary-education-by-local-governments-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-masaka-district >.

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Frontiers, Edu and ZAKIA, NASSOLO . "The Challenges of Implementing Universal Primary Education by Local Governments in Uganda: A Case Study of Masaka District" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 02, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-challenges-of-implementing-universal-primary-education-by-local-governments-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-masaka-district