Educational decentralisation and public secondary schools’ efficiency in Luwero District, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The research investigated that the relationship between educational decentralisation and public schools’ efficiency in Luwero District Uganda. The study was guided by three objectives which were determining the level of Educational Decentralisation in Luwero District, determining the extent of Public Schools’ Efficiency in Luwero District. The study was guided by the Human Capital Theory which asserts the value of Education if fully provided to the beneficiaries. The study confirmed with the theory that education is fundamental and can be effective if planned for. The study used a descriptive survey design in which all the variables were discussed and described fully. A sample size of 167 was used in the study. The study mainly adopted use of questionnaires and interview guide to collect data. On identifying the level of educational decentralisation, the study findings revealed that financial decentralisation was highly recognized in Luwero District with a mean average of 3.2 implying that decentralisation is taking the right direction in giving the district chance to account for what they are given. In determining the level of decentralisation in Luwero District, the study also revealed that educational delegation was observed at a mean average of 3.0 and community participation was revealed at 2.99. The finding on level of Educational Decentralisation displayed that educational decentralisation is highly recorgnised in Luwero. On Public Schools’ Efficiency, the study found out that schools in Luwero performed well due to accountability in the financial and participation. The study further found out that there was a relationship between Educational Decentraliation and Public Schools’ Efficiency in Luwero. The study recommended that government of Uganda fully decentralizes educational budgeting, examinations and leadership to the local administrative bodies and also need for development of more infrastmctures in Luwero and the whole of Uganda as a way to support education. The study concluded that educational decentralization still needs strengthening if it will yield more results.
A research report submitted to the College Of Humanities And Social Sciences, Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Bachelors Of Arts in Development Studies
Educational decentralisation, Public secondary schools’ efficiency, Luwero District, Uganda