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Title: Assessment of Universal Secondary Education (Use) Policy in Kampala District Uganda
Authors: Komuhangi Kimbowa, Doreen
Keywords: Assessment of Universal Secondary Education
Kampala District Uganda
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University, Masters of Arts in Public Policy Planning and Management
Abstract: The study is an assessment of Universal Secondary Education (USE) Policy; Case Study of Kampala. The study objectives were: to assess Uganda’s readiness and commitment to implement USE; to ascertain if USE policy meets good regulation design core themes; and to explore the challenges facing USE. A descriptive exploratory design was utilized because USE is a new policy and the problem is yet to be defined as the real scope is unclear; USE as a case study, library research and a selection of respondents were utilized. The research sample was 120 i.e. 60 Key informants and 60 respondents participating in FGDs. Data was collected using structured interviews, focus group discussions, questionnaires and documentary evidence. The study revealed that USE was a welcome policy that would benefit the country. Government was not and is not ready to implement USE. According to the study, only 10% of the respondents felt government was ready to implement the policy now. 90% felt more preparation was needed. A lot of Education resources are not in place and the country does not have the monies to put them in place. Government commitment to the USE policy is impressive though realistically as a nation, not ready to fully implement. The policy follows good regulation design themes fairly. Many policy provisions are tagged on availability of funds. The policy is clear, though more consultation needed to have been done. The policy intentionally targets a selected number of children which is fine, tries to balance risks but is uncertain on costs and benefits The policy focuses on improving access. For it to be USE, it needs to ensure that all students enrolled are retained and perform well such that they contribute to the well being of the nation. As the policy is implemented, monitored and revisited, it should cater for retention and performance. USE is a fair regulation for Uganda
Description: A Dissertation Presented To Faculty of Arts School of Post Graduate Studies in Partial Fulfillment of a Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Planning of Kampala International University
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