Background

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

Background

Education is a key factor to national development. In case of Uganda, it is the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) that is charged with the responsibility of providing high quality education in the country at the lowest affordable cost and accessible by all. Besides, the current education system has been structured to benefit all Ugandans with basic skills and attitudes to enable them exploit their surroundings for national and self-development in terms of health, nutrition, environment, politics, beliefs, etc.
The education structure currently includes the following sub-sectors:
  • Pre-primary
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Post primary / BTVET
  • Tertiary
  • Non-formal

The MoES being the overall coordinator, formulator, and implementer of education policies, attaches a big importance to availability of accurate, timely, and reliable information for informed decision-making, planning, monitoring, and evaluation of progress according to set goals and objectives.

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

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

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