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Byline: Ephraim Kasozi
Despite the government intervention to enable all pupils to access universal education, many schools in the rural areas are grappling with an ever-increasing enrollment.
In many schools, especially primary, the ratio of teachers to pupils is estimated at 1:70 compared to the required ratio of 1:40, depending on subjects taught.
A recent survey in a school in Mukono under Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme revealed that pupils in the boarding school are squeezed and they share a few beds. Brick holding platforms are used as beds and a single lantern is given to each dormitory.
St. Kizito, Ngombere, a Catholic …