This chapter presents the background of the study, problem statement, purpose of the study, objectives
of the study, research questions, scope of the study, significance of the study, limitations and
conceptual frame work.
The education system introduce and left in Uganda by the colonialists was that which favors white
color jobs. The formal western education was introduce to Africa where many schools were
established by missionaries, such include the following among others:- Gayaza High, Namilyango,
Kings college Budo, Duhaga Nabumali, Ngora High, Mbarara and Boroboro. Ssekamwa (1999). This
change in the education system at the first instance appeared very attractive and a blessing to the
Africans. Many peoples were very happy about it as it offered better and new employment
opportunities to them and their children.
In spite of the attractive nature of their linear formal education system, there was also some bitterness
that hid behind it. This among others was the problem of high cost of education. Unlike the Africans
informal education which was universal free, this new education system was paid for, and those who
could not afford the fees missed being educated.Ssekamwa (1999) event after independent the
government did not reverse the education system already set by their colonial master. They went
further to establish more schools as far as in deep rural areas. But the persistent problem was high drop
rate due to high peer pressure and schools expenses thus affecting the pupils' progress .Government
white paper (1992).
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