Uganda Govt Moves to Curb High Drop Out Rate in Schools

The government of Uganda is considering the introduction of nursery section in the universal primary education programme to help curb the high rate of drop outs. Currently schools under the universal programme have no nursery section.
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Pupils from Aga Khan Primary School.

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