Background

This Page replicates the Ministry's fact booklet \r\nwhich is an annual  out put of Education Management information \r\nsystem(EMIS) cycle. The fact booklet provides key

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Background

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Education is a key factor to national development. In\r\n case of Uganda, it is the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) that \r\nis charged with the responsibility of providing high quality education \r\nin the country at the lowest affordable cost and accessible by all. \r\n Besides, the current education system has been structured to benefit \r\nall Ugandans with basic skills and attitudes to enable them exploit \r\ntheir surroundings for national and self-development in terms of health,\r\n nutrition, environment, politics, beliefs, etc.

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The education structure currently includes the following sub-sectors:

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  • Pre-primary
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Post primary / BTVET
  • Tertiary
  • Non-formal
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The MoES being the overall coordinator, formulator, \r\nand implementer of education policies, attaches a big importance to \r\navailability of accurate, timely, and reliable information for informed \r\ndecision-making, planning, monitoring, and evaluation of progress \r\naccording to set goals and objectives.

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It is against that background that MoES conducts a \r\nschool census every year to obtain and update information on all \r\neducation sub-sectors, which it analyses and disseminates to all \r\nstakeholders.  In addition, termly school registers have also been \r\ninstituted to facilitate in frequent updates of pupil and teacher daily \r\nattendances, absentees and dropouts.

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The key data collected (at school level) includes \r\nschool particulars, enrolments, attendance and dropout rates, \r\ninter-school transfers (teachers and pupils/students), classrooms, \r\ninstructional materials, income and expenditure.

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In terms of data analysis, the data items above are \r\nstored in a format and structure that permit \r\naggregating/disaggregating information at all the current administrative\r\n levels within Uganda’s decentralization policy framework i.e. national,\r\n district, county/municipal, sub-county/division, and parish/ward.