Uganda

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Low income

Percent of population aged 10-24

35% (UNFPA, 2023)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

9,322,692 (UIS, 2022)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

6,898,777 (UIS, 2022)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

34%

Source: UNSDG , 2016

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

128

Source: UN Human Development Reports , 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

51%

Source: DHS , 2016

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

84%

Source: DHS , 2016

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks

No data available

Percentage of upper secondary schools providing life skills-based HIV and sexuality education within the formal curriculum or as part of extra-curricular activities Percentage of schools

0%

Source: UNESCO , 2017

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Source: UIS

Women as a percentage of teachers in tertiary education

No data available

Men as a percentage of teachers in pre-primary education Men as a percentage

Source: UIS , 2017

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS , 2023

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

  • Female 48%

  • Male 54%

Female: UIS, 2013

Male: UIS, 2013

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

  • Female 17%

  • Male 25%

Female: UIS, 2013

Male: UIS, 2013


Experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in lower secondary education

No data available

Youth not in education, employment or training

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 43%

  • Male 39%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 23%

  • Male 27%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 15%

  • Male 18%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 8%

  • Male 9%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 28%

  • Male 26%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 68%

  • Male 53%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Legal Frameworks Back to Top

Presence of legislation on child protection, to prevent corporal punishment in schools

5

Protection from corporal punishment and all violence, including psychological, physical and sexual violence, in educational institutions

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Presence of legislation protecting the right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender

5

Enshrines right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender for all within the territory

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Presence of legislation to protect and facilitate education of pregnant adolescent girls

2

No explicit protection of the right to education of pregnant and parenting girls

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Existence of processes to support coordinated action on gender equality in and through education by ministries, civil society, youth organizations and other actors

Data coming soon!

Existence of systematic processes to review and update curricula and learning resources, with a view to eradicating gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality

Data coming soon!

Training on gender-responsive pedagogies is embedded in teacher training programmes

Data coming soon!


Programs Back to Top

Network/Convening/Conference

Accelerated Education

Project/Program

Accelerated Learning Program

Project/Program

Adolescent Girls' Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI)

Project/Program

Aflateen+: Life Skills and Financial Education through a Gender Lens in Uganda

Research Project/Report/Study

AMPLIFY: COVID-19 Response Research

Network/Convening/Conference

AMPLIFY Girls Collective

Project/Program

ARK Secondary School Education Program

Project/Program

BEST Girls- Being Empowered, Strong and Together

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Bina Roy Partners in Development Programme

Project/Program

Bridge@home

Project/Program

BRITE Futures for Secondary School Students

Project/Program

Change the Story

Project/Program

Community Action Plan

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Community Grants Program

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Project/Program

Educate!'s Out-of-School Youth Solution

Research Project/Report/Study

Educate!'s School Solution

Project/Program

Education Cannot Wait Grants in Uganda

Project/Program

EI/ AOb Child Labour Projects: Transnational Best Practices and Union Impacts

Project/Program

Empowering girls with disabilities through education in Uganda

Project/Program

FAWE's Gender Sensitive Schools

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Funding For Girls Education Programs

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equality Program

Project/Program

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girl Child Education Fund

Project/Program

Girls' Advancement (Wezesha Vijiana) Program

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls First Fund Grant Program

Project/Program

Global Programme to End Child Marriage

Network/Convening/Conference

Her Choice

Project/Program

Instructional Leadership Programme

Project/Program

Learn4Work

Project/Program

LitClub

Project/Program

Machakos County: AWESOME-Advancing women engagement for strengthening opportunities to mobilise for equality in Kenya.

Project/Program

Peacebuilding through Education

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Promoting Inclusive Education for Disabled Children in Uganda Using a 'Child-to-Child' Approach

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Safe to Learn

Project/Program

School Mothers and Girl-Friendly Spaces

Project/Program

Schools for Africa

Project/Program

School Supplies & Classroom Improvements for partner schools

Project/Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Project/Program

Teacher Professional Development

Project/Program

Teachers for Rural Futures

Project/Program

Teacher Training

Project/Program

Teacher Training and Support

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of Faith-Based Couples' Counseling on Relationship Dynamics and Intimate Partner Violence in Uganda

Project/Program

Tilling and Odusai Schools, Uganda

Project/Program

Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

Water and Sanitation

Project/Program

Western Uganda Bantwana Program

Project/Program

World Teacher

Project/Program

Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change (YWA)

Project/Program

Youth Clubs

Project/Program

Youth Forward Initiative

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth Think Tank

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Government Programs Back to Top

Project/Program

Adolescent Girls' Programming Community of Practice

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Project/Program

Building Girls to Live, Learn, Laugh and ‘SCHIP’ in Strong, Creative, Holistic, Inclusive, Protective, Quality Education

Project/Program

UG Teacher and School Effectiveness Project

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Girls’ Enrollment, Attendance, Retention & Results (GEARR) Project in Uganda

Project/Program

Lively Minds Programme

Research Project/Report/Study

Violence Against Children and Youth Survey

Research Project/Report/Study

Positive Gender Socialization in Education for Peace Building in Uganda

Project/Program

Teachers' Actions for Girls (TAG)

Project/Program

Uganda COVID-19 Education Response Project

Project/Program

Uganda: Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Better Life for Girls (BL4G) Uganda

Project/Program

USAID/Integrated Child And Youth Development (ICYD) Activity in Uganda

Project/Program

Girls’ Education Finance: Empowerment for Girls’ Education

Network/Convening/Conference

Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ)

Project/Program

Scaling a Best-in-Class Girls Strategy

Advocacy Campaign/Project

National Multi-Sectoral Coordination Framework for Adolescent Girls in Uganda

Project/Program

Keep a Girl in School Uganda

Project/Program

National Strategy for Girls’ Education (NSGE) in Uganda (2015 – 2019)

Project/Program

DREAMS

Project/Program

Uganda School Health and Reading Program

Research Project/Report/Study

Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA)

Project/Program

Uganda Gender Unit Initiatives: Promotion of Girls' Education

Project/Program

The Support to Skilling Uganda Intervention (SSU) in the Karamoja Region

Project/Program

Alternative Basic Education for Karamoja (ABEK)

Project/Program

Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda

Project/Program

Link's Response to COVID-19

Project/Program

Uganda Secondary Education Expansion Project (USEEP)

Project/Program

Strengthening Education Systems for Improved Learning

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Transforming Education Summit National Statement of Commitment Back to Top