An Assessment of the Impact of UPE to the Quality of Primary Education In Tororo District: A Case Study of Mulanda Sub-County

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of primary education
This research report was carried out to find the quality of primary education under UPE programme, establish how UPE schools handle increased enrollment, service delivery and how these schools ensure that children successfully complete primary cycle of education in Mulanda Sub-county, Tororo District. The main instruments used were: Interview and Questionnaires, Purposive sampling was used to select respondents, Quantitative and Qualitative, approach used to collect data. Tables were used to analyze data using frequencies and percentages. The findings indicated that the cause of low performance of children was abnormal classes of children difficult to control by a teacher, automatic promotion of pupils as UPE policy, under staffing and poor motivation of teachers among others. The researcher concluded that UPE has not helped to achieve quality education that neither has it helped retain children at school. Based on the conclusion, the following recommendations were made to that effect- The Government should re-visit the programme and thus, re-arrange the whole programme for the improvement of the quality of Education. That the comparative analysis be made with the successful countries and the same ideas be used to improve UPE here in Uganda. Government should improve infrastructure in UPE schools, adequately monitor and evaluate the programme and should not mix UPE with politics.
A Research Report Submitted To The College Of Education Open And Distance Learning And In-Service In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of The Bachelor Degree In Primary Education Of Kampala International University.
UPE to the Quality of Primary Education, Tororo District, Mulanda Sub-County