What is the millennium development goal on education all about?
The second of the eight development goals launched at the turn of the century called for every child in the world to receive a full course of primary school education by 2015. Progress has been measured by how many children enrol in and complete primary education, and how many 15- to 24-year-olds are able to read and write. But it is unlikey this goal will be met. In 2012, 58 million children aged between 6 and 11 were out of school. Progress since the turn of the century was
Uganda’s success in universal primary education falling apart
The Universal Primary Education (UPE) scheme, started in 1997, is part of a national policy to provide free primary education for underprivileged children. In record time, numbers in UPE schools soared. Enrolment increased from 3.1 million pupils in 1996 to 8.4 million in 2013, evenly spread between boys and girls. Uganda has been commended for achieving more than 90% of MDG2, which aimed to ensure that all children complete primary school. But this success seems to be fallin