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Uganda Makes Great Strides in Addressing Gender Gap in Education

UNESCO’s recently released Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring report lists encouraging statistics regarding gender parity in Uganda’s educational system. The report states that Uganda improved by 95 per cent over the...
by Alex Leedom


Public-Private Partnerships Advance Secondary Education in Uganda

Uganda’s school system, despite having achieved encouraging progress in primary education, is currently unable to meet its population’s need for secondary schooling. To improve the situation, public-private partnerships lik...
by Carla Drumhiller


1500 Women Die Yearly in Uganda after Unsafe Abortions

In Uganda, approximately 1,500 women die yearly due to complications from abortions.  These deaths account for nearly one-third of all mortalities from pregnancy-related causes. With high rates of unwanted pregnancy and laws s...
by Amanda Lubit



Ugandan Teachers Strike For Better Pay

Public school teachers in Uganda began striking Monday, September 16, after the government rejected their demands for a 20% pay increase. Uganda’s 160,000 teachers are among the country’s worst paid public employees. Primar...
by Carla Drumhiller


Ugandan Research Declares That Cultural Norms Hinder Girls’ Education

Researchers at the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University in Uganda have presented a study concluding that Ugandan cultural norms are holding back girls’ education and women’s empowerment. At the presenta...
by Carla Drumhiller


Indian Universities Work To Recruit East African Students

India’s higher education sector is determined to once again achieve the title of being the leading destination for students from Africa and is holding workshops in East Africa in an effort to attract more students. According ...
by Nina Thurau



The Second Eastern African Forum Paves the Way to Universal Education

Since its inception in 1990, Education for All (EFA) has encountered its fair share of obstacles to achieve its six goals by 2015.  Most recently, these challenges particularly unique to Eastern Africa were addressed during th...
by Carolina Shin


Teacher-Training College Opens In Midst of The Sudanese Civil War

In the midst of a decades-long war several thousand children brave the threat of air raids to attend primary school in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The Sudanese government in Khartoum has been withholding education services fro...
by Nina Thurau


Ugandan Government Attempts to Reintegrate School Dropouts

Ugandan school dropout rates are among the worst in East Africa. In an attempt to combat this issue, the government is setting up a committee to help re-admit those who have already dropped out, especially girls. In Uganda only...
by Carla Drumhiller