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Uganda: Lack of Free Pre-Primary Education Creates Lifelong Harm

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Children at the private Kitante Primary School in Kampala, where the fees for pre-primary students are UGX 350,000 (US$ 93) per term, or UGX 1,050,000 (US$ 298) per year, representing more than five months’ average wages for a Ugandan in paid employment. © 2022 ISER The Ugandan government provides free primary education for all children, but parents whose children are enrolled in pre-primary school must pay often prohibitively high fees.The pre-primary years are a critical time for children’s development, and children who miss out on pre-primary education may never…

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