Primary School Attendance and Completion Among Lower Secondary School Age Children in Uganda

  • Peter Moyi University of South Carolina
Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda, school attendance, school completion

Abstract

At the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, governments pledged to achieve education for all by 2015. However, if current enrollment trends continue, the number of out-of-school children could increase from current levels. Greater focus is needed on lower secondary school age (13 – 16 years) children. These children are not included estimates of the number of out-of-school children. It will be difficult to reduce the number of out-of-school children if we continue to overlook children of lower secondary school age. Therefore, using 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey data this study examined school attendance and Grade 5 completion of lower secondary school age children in Uganda. The study found that poverty, low education among heads of households, and disability continue to limit continued access to and progress through school. 

Author Biography

Peter Moyi, University of South Carolina

Peter Moyi is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies. His research interests include: children's schooling, family structure and children’s well-being, poverty and income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
2013-08-13
How to Cite
Moyi, P. (2013). Primary School Attendance and Completion Among Lower Secondary School Age Children in Uganda. Current Issues in Education, 16(2). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/1111
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