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Key Drivers in the Education Sector

Key Drivers in the Education Sector

Key drivers which are shaping the Future the sector

The following key drivers are shaping the future of Uganda’s Education system;

  • Quality of education at all levels is high and keeps improving. Education Standards Agency developed quality indicators, e.g. monitoring of learning attainment in lower primary, HIV/AIDS in schools, and health training institutions.
  • Uganda has a low cost of student’s maintenance due to the lower cost of living in the  country.
  • Excellent curricula and demand driven unique courses.
  • Competitive and affordable tuition fees.
  • English is used as a medium of instruction/teachings at all levels of the education system as opposed to the neighbouring countries in the region where two or more languages are used for instruction concurrently.
  • High moral values inculcated at all levels of the education of system.
  • Ugandans are very friendly people making acclimatization of foreign students very easy within a minimum time period.
  • Ugandan teachers/instructors are already involved with number of institutions in the region, hence knowledgeable of the training needs of the region.

The Potential  demand  for education
The population of people below the ages of 25, according to World Bank 2010 population statistics is  estimated as follows:

Age group

Male (000)

Female (000)

Total (000)

0-4

3,266

3,200

6,466

05-09

2,687

2,646

5,333

10-14

2,197

2,195

4,392

15-19

1,825

1,846

3,671

20-24

1,513

1,533

3,046

 

11,488

11,420

22,908

Source: 2010 World Bank Population Statistics

The table shows a total population of 11,488,000 males and 11,420,000 females in the age group of 0-24 years, which is the school going age as per Uganda’s current curriculum structure. These figures indicate that there is a huge demand for Education services.

HIGHER INSTITUTIONS ENROLMENT  in 2011
The government policy that encourages public private partnership in the education sector has led to an increase in the number of private higher learning institutions. The number of universities/tertiary institutions has increased and in addition more courses have been introduced leading to more students accessing higher education. The table below shows that 71.3 percent of the tertiary enrolment in 2011 was from universities. It further shows that more than half of those enrolled in the higher institutions in 2011 were males.

Institutions

Number of Institutions

Male

Female

Total

Universities

32

78817

61270

140096

Business Institutions

58

12260

12724

25084

NTC

7

4989

2853

7842

Health Institutions

21

3924

3564

7459

Management Institutions

12

2293

3179

5472

Technical Colleges

5

2914

336

3250

Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry

3

1169

456

1625

Media Institutes

4

967

653

1620

Theology

111

1326

271

1597

Law Institute

1

500

300

800

Cooperative Colleges

2

204

144

448

Tourism institutions

3

137

89

226

Art Institutions

1

134

61

195

Aviation Institution

1

127

20

147

Meteorological Institution

1

15

24

39

Survey Institution

1

27

3

30

Others

1

452

188

640

Total

164

110255

86135

196570

 

Academic Staff and students Ratios

Institution

Total Academic staff

Total Enrolment

Staff : Student ratio

Staff with PhDs

Makerere University

1,449

34,383

24

1,212

Mbarara Univ. (MUST)

220

3,000

14

35

Kyambogo

362

10,566

29

30

Kampala International. University

467

13,938

30

26

Islamic University

205

2,671

13

24

Gulu University

175

3,347

16

23

Uganda Christian Univ. Mukono

262

5,773

22

20

Nkumba University

221

4,597

21

8

Busitema University

20

160   

8

6

Mountains of the Moon

39

267

7

3

Ndejje University

112

3,025

27

1

Busoga University

170

2,614

15

1

Bishop Stuart

51

1406

28  

1

Aga Khan University

8

161

20

0

Bugema University

75

1245 

17  

0

Kumi University

53

824

16

0

St. Lawrence University

70

1,000    

14

0

Kampala University

114

847

7

Muteesa 1 Royal

27

187

7

0

Uganda Pentecostal University

92

260

3

0

Total of staff with PhDs

1,390

 

Source: http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9976%3Amakerere-still-tops-university-rankings&catid=85%3Aeducation&Itemid=106

Institutions

Number of Institutions

Male

Female

Total

Universities

32

78817

61270

140096

Business Institutions

58

12260

12724

25084

NTC

7

4989

2853

7842

Health Institutions

21

3924

3564

7459

Management Institutions

12

2293

3179

5472

Technical Colleges

5

2914

336

3250

Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry

3

1169

456

1625

Media Institutes

4

967

653

1620

Theology

111

1326

271

1597

Law Institute

1

500

300

800

Cooperative Colleges

2

204

144

448

Tourism institutions

3

137

89

226

Art Institutions

1

134

61

195

Aviation Institution

1

127

20

147

Meteorological Institution

1

15

24

39

Survey Institution

1

27

3

30

Others

1

452

188

640

Total

164

110255

86135

196570