Sunday, June 12, 2011

Girl child education remains elusive

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By Ronald Kigongo

A combination of poverty, disease and backward cultural practices continue to deny the girl child her right to education. However, the government and civil society are at the forefront of making girls realise their dreams.

Even with the introduction of Universal Primary Education (UPE) in 1997, access to education still remains a dream for many Ugandan children especially the girl child. Though the introduction of UPE saw an increase in enrolment, a sizeable number of

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