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Education Sector

 

 Introduction

The department of Education is charged with overseeing the implementation of the district and National education policies and plans. It also monitors and evaluates the performance of the education system and school operations to keep required standards within the district.   The areas of focus include teachers, pupils, school facilities and parents.

The department also seeks to strengthen the institutional frame work for the management of schools and assurance of accountability of public resources in education programmes. The department is one of the best funded sectors in the district. The District Council equally joins the Government to promote education for all its citizens in partnership with parents and other members of the community. As such, the Government's Education policy is to promote quality basic education by improving access by girls and boys, equity and retention in all Primary schools and other levels of learning.

 Pre-Primary education

 Pre-Primary schools

 Number of pre-Primary schools by ownership

Ownership

Number of schools

Govt Aided

13

Private

77

Total

90

Source: Education department 2018

 Pre-primary enrolment

The Pre-Primary School Gross Enrolment Rate refers to the number of pupils enrolled at pre-primary level, regardless of age.

Enrolment by class

Class

Total

Baby

4,020

Middle

1,544

Top

5,370

TOTAL

10,934

Source: Education Department 2018

Pre Primary education quality enhancement indicators

Teacher to Child Ratio-             1:21

Primary education

Primary schools

 Number of Primary schools by ownership

Ownership

Number of schools

Govt Aided

73

Private

89

Total

162

Source: Education Department 2018

 Primary Enrollment

The Primary School Gross Enrolment Rate refers to the number of pupils enrolled at primary level, regardless of age.

 Gross Enrolment by Subcounty

Sub county

No. of Schools

Schools’ Enrolment

Teachers Present

Gaps

Town Council

5

3151

54

6

Kibinge

15

8573

152

28

Butenga

19

11112

191

69

Bigasa

18

10771

174

48

Kitanda

16

10125

160

34

Total

73

43732

731

185

Source: Education Department 2019

 Primary education quality enhancement indicators

District Primary Schools Teacher to Pupil Ratio-         1:60

National Primary Schools teacher to Pupil ratio-          1:53

District Classroom to Pupil Ratio-                                1:117

District Stance to Pupil Ratio-                                       1:112

 Secondary education

 Secondary schools

Number of Secondary schools by ownership

Ownership

Number of schools

Government Aided

08

Private

25

Total

33

Source: Education Department 2019

 Secondary School Enrolment

Gross Enrolment Rate at secondary is defined as the total enrolment in secondary school regardless of age and grade expressed as a percentage of the official secondary school going population (13-18 years). Secondary Net Enrolment Rate is the proportion of the students enrolled in secondary who are (13-18 years) old expressed as a percentage of the total population aged (13-18 years).

 Secondary School Enrolment Rate by sex

Enrolment

Male

Female

 Total

Gross enrolment rate

45.39

47.77

46.64

Net enrolment rate

32.74

26.2

29.31

Soure: NPHC 2014, UBOS