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Policy Incoherencies and Research Gaps in Uganda’s Primary Education Sub-Sector


  • Bruno Lule Yawe

    (Makerere University, Uganda)


The elimination of school fees at Uganda’s primary education level was accelerated by the 1996 first direct presidential elections. Since the inception of the universal primary education in 1996 and its actual operationalization in 1997, universal primary education is synonymous with primary education. Because school fees were eliminated before infrastructural improvements in the school system had been carried out, the access shock created by the elimination of fees resulted in a substantial initial decrease in resources available per pupil, and a large increase in the pupil-teacher ratio. The purpose of this study is to identify the policy incoherencies as well as research or knowledge gaps relating to Uganda’s primary education.

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  • Bruno Lule Yawe, 2012. "Policy Incoherencies and Research Gaps in Uganda’s Primary Education Sub-Sector," International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), IGI Global, vol. 3(1), pages 38-52, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jsesd0:v:3:y:2012:i:1:p:38-52

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