The Sixth household based survey of learning conducted by Twaweza puts Bushenyi district in the 5th position Behind Mbarara in the 1st position and Isingiro in the 4th position out of 112 districts.The report further indicates that in numeracy and English reading, the proportion of competent children attending private schools is slightly higher than those attending government schools.
UWEZO a Kiswahili word meaning capability is an initiative by concerned citizens to find out whether children are learning. Mbarara District Education officer Gabriel Ahimbisibwe says that though the report puts Mbarara district as the best in the country, there is still need for more to be done.
Efforts by Ntoroko leaders to address the problem of teacher absenteeism in the district are beginning to pay off. Last year, Ntoroko was ranked first with the highest rates of teacher absenteeism in the Rwenzori region, which was responsible for the poor performance in schools in the district.