One Million Children Left Behind in Ugandan Primary Schools

Less than half of the almost two million Ugandan children who enrolled in primary school in 2010 have written their final exams. Using education ministry data, the Saturday Monitor newspaper tracked the progress of the would-be 2017 Primary Leaving Education candidates from the time they enrolled - and found a huge gap between those who joined the system and those that were able to complete the seven-year cycle.

(Left to right) Patricia Achiengi, Abubaker Matovu, Amina Mirembe, Cathy Nankya, Deborah Nassali and Elizabeth Nabukenya of Light Primary School Bulenga celebrate after scoring an Aggregate 4 each.


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