ERIC Number: ED213113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Determining the Feasibility of Government-Aided Day Secondary Schools in Rural Uganda.
To judge the feasibility of establishing government-supported day secondary schools in rural areas, researchers in Uganda tested whether a school attendance area delineated by a circle of five kilometers' radius from the school would provide sufficient numbers of students. At present the Ugandan government supports only secondary boarding schools, but boarding schools are expensive and tend to isolate students from rural life. Data for the feasibility study were gathered through a questionnaire and interview survey of 410 secondary students in two rural private day schools in Busoga District. Analysis of data on students' current residences, sex, and methods of travel to school and on the locations of their fathers' homes and of their primary schools yielded several important findings. First, many students came from beyond a five-kilometer distance; second, most of these students either rented rooms near the school, lived with relatives, or traveled by bicycle. Since not enough students live within a five-kilometer distance to make day secondary schools feasible, the author concludes that government funding of bicycles for students living more than five kilometers away, as opposed to bus transportation, would best solve the problem. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Bicycling, Day Schools, Distance, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Place of Residence, Private Schools, Public Schools, Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Student Transportation, Tables (Data), Travel
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.