Challenges to the implementation of UPE in Uganda in Mbarara District

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Kampala International University.College of Humanities and Social Science
This study was on the challenges to the implementation of UPE In Uganda with a case of Rutanga subcounty Mbarara District The study was carried out for a period of one month. The need for the study arose due to the failure of the UPE programme In the area. The researcher used in-depth interviews, key formants, and documentary . review during the study based on the objectives such as establishing how the existing physical facilities affected UPE implementation, annalysing the levels of motivation among teachers and how they affected UPE implementation, and the possible measures to the problems, The researcher used a sample size of 60 people and used Statistical package for social sciences for easy analysis. The research study had the following findings, as far as sex was concerned, the male respondents with 66% were the most being followed by female respondents with 40%. This was because the females were always absorbed with domestic ·. · chores hence could not be easily approached. Basing on age, majority of the respondents were between the age of 19-20 (37%), 22-35 were 33% while between the age of 30-40 were 18%. The last group was between the age of 45- . '· .·56 with 11 %. The marital status showed that 60% of the respondents were married, 25% were singles while 15% had divorced. To them they claimed that their husbands failed to provide school fees to their daughters. The educational levels indicated that 35% were primary dropouts , 26% studied up to institution level while 18% had attained degrees .. According to the occupational levels, 53% indicated that they were not employed and perhaps the husbands could not afford the school requirements, 30% were ,.self employed while 16% were employed. The study also found that as far as the measures to the UPE implementation · were concerned, sensitization of the masses about the role of education since parents play an important role in education was the most 38%, provision physical VI faccillities 20%. The last category was setting up committees to monitor such programmes with 11 % . . Recommendations such as the government increasing on the finance meant for ' ' ·. such social problems, and setting up strict policies were given. The civil society and Non Governmental Organizations involved should cooperate with the grass . root people so as to increase on education provision, as well as the community leaders revising their current policies against social problems that affect the people. The information obtained from this study may help actor's Human resource departments, ministry of Education to inniate out policies that can be used to implement the programme . The research study was limited by the inadequate financial services that limited the researcher's movement and finishing the research
Research report submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences as a partial fulfillment for the award of a bachelors degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
Implementation, UPE, Uganda, Mbarara District