The World Bank has approved a $150 million package to help boost the quality of secondary school education in Uganda’.
The project, dubbed Uganda Secondary Education Expansion Project (USEEP), will see a total of 116 new lower secondary day-schools constructed, and 61 schools benefitting from additional classrooms in underserved districts, and in the long run, providing 70,300 new spaces for learners, including 30,000 in areas hosting refugees.
Furthermore, the project will support continuous teacher professional development, provide student textbooks and teacher guides, and implement an accelerated education program for children who are not currently attending school.
This project also seeks to provide new school spaces, alongside creating a safe and conducive learning environment, promotes students’ personal growth and self-esteem, and increases retention for both boys and girls.
Tony Thompson, World Bank Country Manager.
Other World Bank support projects to improve education in Uganda include the recently completed Teachers, and Schools Effectiveness Project (funded by Global Partnership for Education and managed by the World Bank) focused on primary education and early childhood development (ECD).