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ERIC Number: EJ896272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
Schooling Ugandan Girls: A Policy Historiography
Kabesiime, Mary
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v8 n1 p325-360 Aug 2010
This is an abstract about Uganda. When the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government came to power in 1986, it had to address many challenges in order to achieve its objectives among which were: poverty eradication, eradication of illiteracy, reducing unemployment, bringing peace and prosperity for all. However, the government realised that in order to achieve the above, there was need to bring all citizens on board for national development. The first major challenge was the wide socio-economic gap between women and men. A deliberate action by the government to promote girls' education therefore took centre stage and resources were quickly mobilised to this effect. This paper is therefore intended to analyse the policy on education for girls in Uganda and the subsequent policies of Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE). Through critical analysis, the paper reveals the policy's achievement of increasing the number of girls in schools and changing lives of women, still the disadvantaged girls from lower social economic family background and the northern part of Uganda have not been brought aboard making it difficult for them to access education there by limiting their social mobility, economic empowerment and political participation. Instead, the paper observes, the policy has helped the already advantaged girls from urban areas, central and western parts of the country as well as those from high social economic family backgrounds. (Contains 5 tables.)
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda