Contribution of civil society organizations to education service delivery in Katakwi district-Uganda

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Kampala International University
This study sought to determine the contribution of civil society organizations to Education service delivery in Katakwi District-Uganda. It was guided by the overall objective of the study that aimed at determining the contributions of civil society organizations to education service delivery in Katakwi district. Three objectives of the study were used to guide the study namely, nature of civil society organizations engagement in education sector, effects of contributions of civil society organizations to education service delivery and challenges facing civil society organizations on engagement for education service delivery in Katakwi district. The review of the literature was done based on the research objectives and the information was generated from journals, publications and internet among others. The target population for the study was 390 respondents, 40 Ngo heads, 300 teachers and 50 respondents from the school management committees. A total of 195 respondents were used in the study. This comprised of 30 non-governmental heads, 150 teachers and 15 members of school management committees in secondary schools in Katakwi district. The research involved both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The categorical and numerical data were presented in the form of tables and graphs. The research findings indicated that civil society organizations contribute a lot on education service delivery mainly through mobilization of both materials, financial and human resource to improve quality of education in Katakwi district. The study concluded that there was need for civil society organizations to mobilize resources and work in partnership with government. Recommendations were made which included need for government, communities, stakeholders and donor partners to appreciate the nature in which civil society organizations work to promote education and give guide and support through funding. There is also need to appreciate the contributions of civil society organizations on education service delivery and be supported by communities, stakeholders, and government and donor agencies. There is need to share challenges faced by civil society organizations on education service delivery by both communities, stakeholders, government and donor agencies through advocacy meeting to arrive at lasting approaches to the challenges faced on education service delivery. Finally civil society organizations need to be involved in curriculum design such that educational programs go on smoothly without interruption by civil society programs. This will increase syllabus coverage and lead to better performance. Future researchers and even students are encouraged to research on impact of community involvement and education service delivery.
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the award of master’s in education administration and management of Kampala International University
Contribution, Civil society organizations, Education service delivery, Katakwi district-Uganda