Expanding STEM Knowledge
The STEM Education Program.
Despite contributing to about 5% of the Country’s GDP, the education sector in Uganda is constrained by many challenges. These include a high level of teacher and student absenteeism, weak school level management structures, inadequate learning materials, and large class sizes. A major issue is also the unavailability of teachers and a lack of accommodation for teachers in rural, hard-to-reach areas. There’s a mismatch between the skills obtained from the learning institutions and those required in the work environment. Inaccessibility to online learning platforms and technology, inequity in access to education as it is largely deemed for the elite class, an outdated and impractical curriculum amongst other pressing challenges in the Ugandan Education system. There is a dire need to revamp the curriculum content to make it updated, practical and relevant to global job market needs.