Science education in Uganda
Chemistry, physics and biology have the lowest pass rates out of all major subjects in Uganda.
In the 2011 O-levels, nearly 75% of students failed biology and chemistry.
- Uganda has ‘Low Human Development‘, and ranks 161st out of 187 countries in the world.
- 50% of the population are under 15 years old.
- Literacy rate is just 62% for females and 77% for males.
- Secondary school enrolment is less than 25%.
- 37% of children are involved in child labour.
- Uganda is ranked 106th out of 130 countries in the Innovation Capacity Index rankings*
- In 2011, Lwengo District is estimated to have 264,900 residents.
- There are 17 registered secondary schools (5 government-run and 12 private) but in reality the number is closer to 50.
- There are no hospitals in the district.
*The Innovation for Development Report 2010-2011 says that the “most important” factor in development is “the extent to which societies are able to harness the latent creative capacities of their populations.”