Primary school attendance in Uganda still lacking

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Seven million Ugandans have never received any education, reveals the country’s latest census.

The research also showed that one in ten primary school-aged children aged between six and 12 years old had never been to school, despite the provision of free primary-level education in the country since 1997.

Even at secondary level, 4.1 per cent of those aged between 13 and 18 years old had never been to school.

However, there are questions over how closely the government monitors education in more rural areas – where poverty, child labour and child marriages are prevalent.

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