EDUCATION

Education Department

The Education Sector is one of the sectors prioritized under the second National Development Plan as key to the transformation of the country. The district education department has the mandate of providing technical and professional guidance in the management of Education, Sports policies, plans and programmes in the District.

 

Mandate

Education department is responsible for the provision of quality, accessible, equitable and inclusive education. The sector has three substantive officers, the senior Inspector of schools, the senior education officer and the driver. There are two office spaces accommodating the DEO and DIS.

Besides the primary sub-sector, the District has seven Government aided Secondary schools namely Aluka SS, Zeu SS, Warr Girls SS, St. Aloysius College Nyapea, Pakadha Seed AND Jangokoro Seed SS. The sector also has two tertiary institutions namely Paidha Teachers’ College and Ora Technical Institute. The sector has inadequate staff at the district headquarter, Inadequate office space and Local revenue allocation. The teachers and pupils absenteeism is still a challenge and poor attitudes of parents towards the education of their children. There are cases of child marriages and defilement which are not reported to the relevant authority for appropriate actions. The Secondary Sub- Sector is not fully decentralised and this poses a big challenge in implementing their programmes by the district leadership

Financing and Key Partners: The Department primarily relies on Funds from the Central Government; it receives Inspection Grants and UPE Capitation Grants from the centre quarterly to meet the operational needs and SFG/ PRDP for its development projects. The department also receives Conditional grant for Teachers’ Salaries in all levels i.e. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Non-state actors like UNICEF and CEFROD have also contributed significantly to financing of the Department.

 

Pre-Primary Education:

The District has 34 ECD centres with a total enrolment of 3,780 learners out of the estimated 5,200 giving an average of 111 learners per ECD centre. There are 78 caregivers giving an ECD centre-caregiver ratio of 1:2 and caregiver-learner ratio of 1:48. Out of the 34 ECD centres, only 01 centre is licensed and registered while only 20 have functional Centre Management Committees posing management issues which affect quality of Early Childhood Development.

The situation in Zombo District does not therefore provide for all ECD age going children, contrary to Article 30 of the 1995 Constitution of Republic of Uganda and Article 26 of Core International Human Rights Treaties which stipulate rights of all persons to education.

All the 34 ECD centres have infant feeding programmes but none have energy friendly technologies like energy saving cooking stoves, bio gas latrines and woodlots among others.

The District has 44 parishes and by Education policy each parish is supposed to have at least an ECD centre hence presenting opportunity for establishment of ECD centres and caregiver training institutions by the private sector and government institutions like Kyambogo University.

The sector to ensure follow-ups of the Centres for proper registration and streamlining the learning processes, formation and training of Centre Management Committees.

Another aspect of pre-primary education is that all are privately owned and are located in urban/semi-urban Sub-counties/Trading Centres like Paidha Town Council, Nyapea RGC, Warr RGC, Zeu RGC and Alangi RGC. The gap between urban and rural children, the children of economically able parents and parents with low income has consequently widened due to accessibility and affordability of ECD Centres.

Primary Education:

Since the advent of UPE in 1997, the overall enrolment has been on the increase and this scenario has led to increased pressure on education service delivery inputs like classrooms, instructional materials, teachers, staff houses, etc. This has affected quality of learning grossly all over Uganda and it is more adverse for Zombo District that has the inputs in inadequacies. The table below shows the indicators for primary education service delivery and related parameters for further analysis and formulation of the DDP II.

 

The indicators for primary education service delivery and related parameters.

Indicator

Value

Data Source

Primary Education

 

 

No. of primary schools in the District

117 (25 Private and 92 Government aided)

EMIS

Total population of children aged 6-13 years

More than 80,000

Estimate

No. of pupils enrolled in primary schools

63,590 (Female 30,068 & Male 33,522)

EMIS

% of boys to girls in primary education

52.7% Boys and 47.3% Girls

EMIS

Pupils completion rates

Boys 47% and Girls 27% and the Overall District completion rate is 37%

EMIS

Pupils survival rate

37 %

 

Pupils dropout rate

37 %

 

No. of orphans enrolled in schools

7,764 (3823 Females & 3941 Males)

EMIS

No. of SNE learners enrolled

1,723 (821 Females & 902 Males)

EMIS

No. of government aided primary schools (UPE)

92

EMIS

No. of permanent teachers houses

129

 

No. of private/community primary schools

25

EMIS

No. of VIP latrines stances

556

 

Pupil-class room ratio

1:97 for Government and 1: 43 for Private. Overall District is 1:89

EMIS

Pupil-teacher ratio

Government 1:67 Private 1:29 and overall District is 1:62

EMIS

Pupil-desk ratio

 

 

Pupil-text book ratio

1:6 against the National which is 1:3

EMIS

Pupil-pit latrine stance ration

Government 1:89 and Private is 1:67, overall is 1:87

EMIS

No. of pupils who passed PLE

DI  47,

2013 PLE Results

No. of pupils who sat PLE

1,967

Administrative Record

Existence of functional SMC 

 

 

No. of permanent classrooms

500

 

No. of qualified primary teachers

978 (Male 708, & Female 269)

EMIS

No. of schools with access to safe water

 

 

PLE performance index

(Male 56% and Female 44%) District overall 53% i.e. 80th in the Country

EMIS

Literacy and numeracy rates

 

 

Source: EMIS data, 2014

From the table above, of the estimated 80,000 primary school-age going children, only 63,590 have enrolled in school representing 79%, contrary to Article 30 of the 1995 Constitution of Republic of Uganda and Article 26 of Core International Human Rights Treaties which provides for rights of all persons to education. More effort has to be put to ensure that all school going age children are enrolled and it requires all actors ranging from parents, the community, CBOs and government actors to join hands and mobilise to promote education and help end poverty and illiteracy. Salient issues from the table include poor PLE performance index which is reported at 53% and pits the district at number 80 out of 111 districts in the country. This is alarming requires urgent attention in order to reverse the seemingly declining performance. The pupil /text book ratio is 1:6 against the national standard of 1:3 could have contributed to the poor performance of pupils. One other alarming statistic is the completion rate of pupils that is reported at 47% for boys and 27% for girls (37% overall). This means that the majority of the pupils do not complete primary school education and yet they are the next generation to drive the country (district) towards socio-economic transformation.


Distribution Of Schools By Location, Enrolment and Number of teachers 

Sn.

EMIS No.

Name and Location

Enrolment

No of Teachers

SNE Enrolment

No. of Orphans

 

 

School Name

Subcounty

Parish/

Ward

M

F

Tot

M

F

Tot

M

F

Tot

M

F

Tot

1

9772

Asina P/S

Abanga

Pamitu

695

538

1233

10

4

14

26

11

37

44

19

63

2

9771

Kasala P/S

Abanga

Pakadha

241

195

436

7

3

10

11

10

21

10

9

19

3

310061

Odarlembe P/S

Abanga

Pamitu

194

190

384

2

1

3

1

1

2

18

20

38

4

9773

Okeyo P/S

Abanga

Thanga

470

396

866

7

5

12

33

29

62

77

69

146

5

9769

Padea Olyeko

Abanga

Ser

439

352

791

11

2

13

2

3

5

77

92

169

6

9770

Pakadha P/S

Abanga

Pakadha

657

575

1232

15

2

17

47

25

72

62

41

103

7

9709

Adiadwol P/S

Atyak

Angol

449

409

858

7

2

9

5

8

13

130

109

239

8

880023

Angalarach NFE

Atyak

Anyola

78

70

148

1

1

2

8

1

9

2

1

3

9

9712

Anyola P/S

Atyak

Anyola

399

360

759

8

2

10

16

15

31

51

27

78

10

9710

Aringu P/S

Atyak

Anyola

425

417

842

8

3

11

3

4

7

115

70

185

11

9716

Atyak P/S

Atyak

Ogusi

636

576

1212

12

3

15

19

9

28

63

69

132

12

310024

Nyandima P/S

Atyak

Anyola

259

224

483

8

1

9

26

19

45

69

42

111

13

310062

Ogusi P/S

Atyak

Ogusi

125

117

242

5

1

6

10

4

14

31

34

65

14

9721

Owinyopielo P/S

Atyak

Pamach

313

204

517

8

1

9

12

7

19

33

21

54

15

9711

Uru P/S

Atyak

Anyola

120

129

249

3

1

4

7

3

10

8

14

22

16

310080

Ajigu COPE

Jangokoro

Jupadindo

231

136

367

1

1

2

4

0

4

9

13

1

17

9729

Alala P/S

Jangokoro

Patek

195

173

368

5

2

7

1

0

1

18

8

26

18

9722

Arago P/S

Jangokoro

Congambe

314

271

585

12

2

14

10

0

10

20

10

30

19

9724

Arikpa P/S

Jangokoro

Abaji

589

504

1093

14

2

16

30

21

51

56

38

94

20

9726

Awasi P/S

Jangokoro

Jupadindo

611

346

957

13

0

13

1

0

1

7

9

16

21

9728

Konga P/S

Jangokoro

Patek

561

371

932

10

2

12

4

4

8

110

61

171

22

310068

Lelo P/S

Jangokoro

Jupadindo

262

199

461

7

0

7

6

3

9

19

9

28

23

310067

Manzi P/S

Jangokoro

Congambe

285

199

484

6

1

7

5

1

6

18

11

29

24

9723

Mavura P/S

Jangokoro

Abaji

233

217

450

8

1

9

14

4

18

13

9

22

25

9730

Owenjo P/S

Jangokoro

Patek

413

403

816

13

2

15

5

3

8

28

26

54

26

9725

Padea P/S

Jangokoro

Jupadindo

543

426

969

17

1

18

4

1

5

40

32

72

27

9727

Songea P/S

Jangokoro

Patek

259

226

485

9

0

9

5

3

8

25

22

47

28

9743

Alube P/S

Kango

Paduba

230

198

428

7

2

9

2

0

2

59

51

110

29

9733

Angar P/S

Kango

Angar

340

269

609

8

0

8

30

30

60

41

36

77

30

310082

Angar Cope

Kango

Ambele

63

76

139

1

1

2

0

0

0

11

7

18

31

9734

Awusonzi P/S

Kango

Awusonzi

257

203

460

7

1

8

0

1

1

11

4

15

32

9735

Eleze P/S

Kango

Gamba

373

329

702

12

1

13

6

8

14

47

40

87

33

9737

Ezoo P/S

Kango

Oliri

454

489

943

8

2

10

33

33

66

61

57

118

34

9744

Gamba P/S

Kango

Pasai

301

262

563

7

3

10

6

5

11

32

29

61

35

9741

Kango P/S

Kango

Paduba

421

400

821

11

0

11

7

3

10

21

28

49

36

9740

Luku P/S

Kango

Paduba

242

196

438

6

2

8

2

2

4

26

25

51

37

9732

Lyanga P/S

Kango

Angar

301

237

538

7

3

10

6

6

12

38

23

61

38

9745

Mvuranyi P/S

Kango

Pasai

331

347

678

10

3

13

5

10

15

35

39

74

39

9736

Ngele P/S

Kango

Gamba

373

332

705

12

1

13

7

5

12

49

43

92

40

9742

Nyang P/S

Kango

Paduba

222

160

382

3

3

6

2

1

3

20

12

32

41

9738

Odoria P/S

Kango

Oliri

262

180

442

6

1

7

2

1

3

16

12

28

42

9739

Omua P/S

Kango

Omua

294

262

556

6

2

8

3

0

3

48

56

104

43

9731

Ozorise P/S

Kango

Angar

188

130

318

5

1

6

4

3

7

19

6

25

44

9746

Pasai P/S

Kango

Pasai

458

441

899

10

3

13

13

7

20

46

38

84

45

9755

Ajei P/S

Nyapea

Ombila

552

570

1122

16

3

19

9

2

11

66

41

107

46

9753

Guna P/S

Nyapea

oyeyo

420

421

841

12

3

15

0

0

0

38

41

79

47

9748

Mitapila P/S

Nyapea

Abeju

357

384

741

7

2

9

2

2

4

37

36

73

48

9751

Nyapea Boys P/S

Nyapea

oyeyo

632

0

632

10

3

13

2

0

2

45

0

45

49

9752

Nyapea Girls P/S

Nyapea

oyeyo

0

646

646

12

3

15

0

7

7

0

70

70

50

9757

Paley Yugu P/S

Nyapea

osoye

274

228

502

10

2

12

5

3

8

27

22

49

51

9750

Patek Ajja P/S

Nyapea

oyeyo

163

135

298

7

2

9

7

6

13

17

18

35

52

310085

Amei NFE

Paidha

Amei

150

179

329

1

1

2

3

0

3

24

18

42

53

9759

Jopomwocho P/S

Paidha

Cana

481

440

921

13

2

15

112

111

223

129

125

254

54

9762

Kaya P/S

Paidha

Kaya

430

437

867

15

5

20

20

15

35

48

41

89

55

9765

Otheko P/S

Paidha

Otheko

352

346

698

8

1

9

12

15

27

75

64

139

56

9758

Pagisi P/S

Paidha

Cana

301

259

560

8

2

10

23

38

61

92

72

164

57

880004

Uruku P/S

Paidha

Otheko

279

192

471

4

1

5

12

6

18

46

41

87

58

9763

Cana P/S

Paidha TC

Omua Wd.

351

323

674

6

6

12

4

4

8

25

39

64

59

9760

Mvugu Lower P/S

Paidha TC

Dwonga Wd.

543

510

1053

10

5

15

2

5

7

94

77

171

60

310032

Mvugu Upper P/S

Paidha TC

Dwonga Wd.

870

979

1849

10

7

17

85

151

236

100

132

232

61

310084

Mvule NFE

Paidha TC

Central Wd.

100

111

211

1

1

2

0

0

0

5

3

8

62

9764

Nguthe P/S

Paidha TC

Omua Wd.

606

401

1007

5

7

12

3

5

8

79

68

147

63

9767

Oturgang Boys P/S

Paidha TC

Oturgang Wd.

1613

0

1613

8

15

23

14

0

14

79

0

79

64

9766

Oturgang Girls P/S

Paidha TC

Oturgang Wd.

0

1436

1436

15

10

25

0

9

9

0

209

209

65

9761

Paidha Demon .P/S

Paidha TC

Dwonga Wd.

535

467

1002

8

8

16

16

12

28

57

61

118

66

9718

Agiermach P/S

Warr

Pakia

500

508

1008

9

6

15

20

14

34

56

53

109

67

9719

Gotcam P/S

Warr

Pakia

269

241

510

7

1

8

0

0

0

26

17

43

68

9714

Juloka P/S

Warr

Juloka

414

353

767

8

2

10

1

1

2

16

16

32

69

9713

Lwala P/S

Warr

Juloka

489

437

926

15

2

17

24

32

56

53

43

96

70

9720

Pei P/S

Warr

Pakia

246

225

471

9

2

11

6

4

10

25

18

43

71

9782

Thonga P/S

Warr

Pagei

220

192

412

4

3

7

4

0

4

27

24

51

72

9715

Ukemu P/S

Warr

Affere

276

258

534

11

3

14

5

1

6

28

35

63

73

310063

Warr Public P/S

Warr

Juloka

352

332

684

6

1

7

3

0

3

37

23

60

74

9775

Abanga Kubi P/S

Zeu

Abanga

266

268

534

9

1

10

3

0

3

24

27

51

75

9777

Adhingi P/S

Zeu

Jupamatho

457

346

803

10

1

11

8

3

11

43

27

70

76

9778

Adusi P/S

Zeu

Jupamatho

302

226

528

9

3

12

1

0

1

36

34

70

77

310003

Araa P/S

Zeu

Ayaka

97

83

180

6

1

7

1

2

3

3

8

11

78

9774

Arii P/S

Zeu

Abanga

172

133

305

8

2

10

3

2

5

22

18

40

79

9776

Ayaka P/S

Zeu

Ayaka

403

377

780

13

2

15

7

2

9

36

32

68

80

9781

Ndrinyi P/S

Zeu

Kigezi

163

179

342

7

1

8

6

5

11

15

8

23

81

9780

Ngume P/S

Zeu

Omoyo

407

300

707

8

2

10

5

1

6

104

85

189

82

310051

Ogalo P/S

Zeu

Lendu

221

198

419

4

2

6

5

2

7

20

13

33

83

9783

Pagei P/S

Zeu

Kigezi

333

300

633

8

2

10

28

27

55

31

21

52