The Impact of Free Primary Education (FPE) On Early Childhood Education in ECD Centres In Kegonga Division, Kuria East District

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in early childhood and primary education
The study focused on enrollment in ECDE centers on the learning process since the introduction of Free Primary Education (F.P.E) in the year 2003. This resulted into over enrollment in primary schools. Due to this, the researcher decided to investigate on the impact of free primary education on enrollment in ECDE Centers. The researcher used questionnaire as the main tool to collect raw data, which were later filled by the respondents freely without fear and said what they thought about the introduction of free primary education in the year 2003. The researcher targeted 26 ECDE Centers in Kegonga Division and through random sampling she came up with Centers which she carried out the study. The purpose of the study included explaining the importance of enrollment of children in ECDE centers. The study revealed the difference in enrollment in various ECDE centers. Through research, the researcher tried to establish what brings low or higher enrollment in ECDE centers. After establishment of the problems the researcher came up with solutions to them by laying strategies on how to support the ECDE programmes. The researcher also discussed the limitation and delimitation of this study. Defined terminologies used in the study. The collected data was analyzed using the computer packages based on the research objectives.
A Dissertation Submitted to the Institute Of Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of the Degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
Free Primary Education (FPE), Early Childhood Education, ECD Centres, Kuria East District