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Government plans to make education free

By : Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The government is planning to make primary and secondary education free and compulsory

The Information and National Guidance minister, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, said the government is currently reviewing both primary and secondary education with a view to making it compulsory.

Dr Baryomunsi revealed this while presiding over the 24th graduation ceremony of Ndejje University at the main campus in Luweero .

Dr Baryomunsi noted that despite the availability of free Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE), the school dropout rate was still high.

The Global Childhood Report published by Save the Children recently reveals that one in every four Ugandan children is still out of school despite the progress made in implementing USE and UPE programmes.