Uganda: Poor Quality Education in Refugee Camps in Uganda

Refugee children in Uganda are facing a number of challenges in accessing education, including lack of funding, overcrowding, lack of qualified teachers, and lack of resources. As a result, the quality of education in refugee camps in Uganda is often poor.

Only 60% of children in refugee camps in Uganda attend primary school, and only 30% attend secondary school. This is significantly lower than the global average of 91% and 84%, respectively.

Ahmed Abdulrahman one of the Urban refugees started up a school to specifically teach refugee students language and computer skills to help them blend in the society. Trauma: Many refugee children in Uganda have experienced trauma, such as violence, war, or the death of loved ones. This can make it difficult for them to focus on their studies and learn new information.

Economic hardship: Many refugee families in Uganda live in poverty. This can make it difficult for them to afford the costs of sending their children to school, such as school fees and uniforms. This came about after him realizing that it’s a big challenge.

The Norwegian Refugee council country Director, says that the root cause of this is because of;

Lack of funding: Refugee camps in Uganda are often underfunded, which means that there is not enough money to provide adequate education for all children.

Overcrowding: Refugee camps in Uganda are often overcrowded, which makes it difficult to provide individual attention to students.

Lack of qualified teachers: There is a shortage of qualified teachers in many refugee camps in Uganda. This means that many teachers are not trained in how to teach children who have experienced trauma or who are learning a new language.