Quality Education and Sports for All.
To provide for support, guide, coordinate, regulate and promote quality education and sports to all persons in Uganda for national integration, individual and national development.
- To make significant and permanent gains in achieving equitable access to education at all levels;
- To improve considerably the quality of education particularly at the primary level;
- To enhance the management of education service delivery at all levels particularly the district level; and
- To develop the capacity of the ministry to plan, programme and manage an investment portfolio that will effectively and efficiently develop the education sector.
Overview of education system
The current education system in Uganda has been in force since independence. It consists of one year pre-primary education, seven years of primary education, two year of higher secondary and then three to five years of university education.
After successful completion of the primary school cycle, one can either join lower secondary school or take a three year craft course in vocational and technical training. On average, only about 40 per cent of those leaving primary school are absorbed into the secondary cycle. On completion of secondary education, one can proceed to high school (Advanced Level); technical training institutes for advanced craft course that takes two or three years; primary teachers college for a two-year; or join the various government training colleges. Those completing "A" level either proceed to the university, national and technical training colleges or other higher education training institutions.