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Education and Sports

This department is mandated to provide quality and relevant education which should be affordable by the government and majority of the people. The department is manned by the DEO, SEO, EO (Special Needs), SIS, IS and 6 support staff.
It is categorized into Administration, inspectorate, Special Needs Education, Games and sports.
Recently the department has been renamed as Education Science Technology and Sports.

Pre-primary and primary sector
The District has 110 primary schools and are all under Rubanda District Local Government.
S/N SUBCOUNTY NO: OF SCHOOLS
1 BUBAARE 20
2 BUFUNDI 13
3 HAMURWA 20
4 IKUMBA 15
5 MUKO 29
6 NYAMWERU 6
7 RUHIJA 6
8 HAMURWA T/C 1
TOTAL 110


Educational ratios/ percentages
Pupil/text book ratio is 3:1
Daily pupil attendance 85% for males
Daily pupil attendance 82% for females
Average daily teacher attendance 80%
Dropout rate 70% (within 7 years) and 10% per annum
Pupil stance ratio 65:1
Total male enrollment is 24603 while for females is 24876 and thus giving total of 49479.
This reduction in pupil enrolment may be attributed to dropout rate of pupils or pupils joining private schools which are not part of the above statistics.

Enrolment of females is always high at lower levels of education but the situation changes in secondary and other post primary education. Dropout rate which stands at 10 percent is dominated by girls going out. The major reasons for the dropout rate and absenteeism include but not limited to attending to domestic issues and sickness. However, teachers’ absenteeism includes reasons of attending personal issues and domestic work, attending official duties, laxity and lack of motivation.

Secondary and Tertiary Education
The District has 7 government Secondary schools, and 5 public/ private secondary schools. There is no government institute in the district. Efficiency ratio under secondary education indicates Student: teacher ratio of 50:1 and Student: classroom ratio of 45:1 with dropout rate being 8%. It is worth noting that male teachers dominate the females. This has an effect on learning especially the girls. Student to facilities ratio is also an issue especially VIP Stance/Student ratio which is 1:50 and Desk/student ratio was1:4. These ratios are high compared to national standards. Currently, secondary education is not fully decentralized and hence it has limited proximity in their operations.

Enrolment of females is always high at lower levels of education but the situation changes in secondary and other post primary education. Dropout rate which stands at 10 percent is dominated by girls going out. The major reasons for the dropout rate and absenteeism include but not limited to attending to domestic issues and sickness. However, teachers’ absenteeism includes reasons of attending personal issues and domestic work, attending official duties, laxity and lack of motivation.

Performance in National Examinations
There is an increase in performance compared to previous years. This therefore calls for policy intervention to maintain and improve the situation by all the stakeholders. The District needs to champion the intervention to curb the drop out after registration of PLE and absenteeism which led to increased numbers of failures [Div – U].

District inspection and monitoring reports reveal that on average, male pupil’s daily attendance is 85% while for females is 82%. The daily attendance of teachers on average stands at 80%. This seriously contributes to failure of pupil’s performance at PLE and hence a need to intensify the inspection and monitoring of all schools in the District. However, the community, foundation bodies and parents have not supported school programs as expected towards better performance.

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