Eleven months after school closures due to the covid-19 pandemic, Filbert Baguma, the Uganda national teachers Union executive secretary says that at this rate the government needs to think outside the box and develop several strategies for different situations and different schools.
Reports from various education stake holders have cited low learning outcomes as one of the issues affecting quality education. The 2016 Uwezo-'Are our Children Learning Report shows that pupils in primary three are not able to do primary 2 arithmetic.
Akwia-Woro Primary School is a rural school located in Alobo-loi village, about 500 meters from the Lira-Kole District border. It has a population of more than 600 pupils and 13 teachers. The last time the school recorded the first grade was during the 2010 Primary Leaving Examinations, when two of its candidates then, posted aggregates in division one.
Findings from previous surveys concluded that children are not learning and that they are not acquiring the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy consistent with the official curricular requirements in the country.