In Uganda – as in many developing countries – education quality frameworks are well-defined, but implementation remains a big challenge. In Uganda, only 3 out of 10 children who start the first year of primary, reach the final year (P7). At completion of their school career, more than half of the children do not have the basic proficiencies in numeracy and literacy.
Schools in Uganda opened recently, after more than 80 weeks of closure. Millions of children have been left without a safe place to learn and develop. Marginalised groups pay the heaviest price. Due to teen pregnancy, early marriage and child labour, many of them now do not return to school.
EDU-Q Up! answers to these challenges by strengthening stakeholder engagement for improved education quality, making schools resilient and sustainable. Also, the project pairs school improvement with quality assurance and teacher professional development, via CPTCs as hubs for knowledge and support. The project primarily targets head teachers, to facilitate a process of continuous improvement with the stakeholders by using the EDU Q-card digital assessment tool.
Head teachers are empowered to create the conditions and deliver support for their teachers, so that they can provide quality education. The teachers work in close collaboration with the parents, the community and the quality assurance officers.
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