School Partnership

The Problem

·         Large classes of 80-200 students

·         Lack of hands-on experience and resources for practical work

·         Limited teaching methods and learning by rote make it difficult for students to benefit from and apply learning

·         Frequent and excessive beatings instil fear and a negative learning atmosphere

·         Lack of encouragement, praise and rewards for achievements and progress

·         Compulsory study periods until about 10.00pm and starting again between 3.00am and 5.00am every day mean students are exhausted and unable to learn properly

·         Little or no leisure time, even at weekends

·         Teachers are often not paid regularly or adequately and so may have low morale and commitment

·         Poor teacher training and lack of in-service training 

The Solution

School Partnership Programme:

Developing partner schools into official programme partners which will mean a commitment to UCTF across a number of areas:

·         a working advisory relationship with UCTF to move towards a better quality institution for all scholars with regular review

·         growth of scholarship opportunities

·         a commitment to sporting development (facilities, coaching, competitions)

·         an openness to mentoring opportunities

·         the commencement of a teacher mentor scheme

·         opportunities for school linking

·         opportunities to support international volunteers in building led projects e.g. revamping/ repainting facilities


Our Current Partners

Primary School

No

Name of School

Number of students

Location

1

Naguru Infant School

40

Kampala

2

Grace Primary School

38

Mbale

3

Namugogo Nursery

1

Wakiso

Total: 79

Secondary School

St. Lawrence Sonde

38

Mukono

Busoga College Mwiri

9

Jinja

Makerere College

6

Kampala

St. Joseph's Naggalama

3

Kayunga

Nabinsusa Girl's School

1

Kampala

Mbale Senior Secondary

4

Mbale

Uganda Martyrs Namugongo

2

Wakiso

Mt.St. Mary's Namagunga

1

Mukono

Total: 64

University

Makerere University Kampala

                               11

Kampala

Makerere University Business School

                                 5

Kampala

Kyambogo University

                                 6

Kampala

Uganda Christian University

                                 8

Mukono

Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi

Masaka

Ndejje University

                                 1

Luwero

Islamic University in Uganda

                                 2

Mbale

                     Total: 33

Vocational

Nakawa Vocational Training Institute

8

Kampala

Nakawa ICT

3

Kampala

Artfield Institute

3

Kampala

Bukasa Institue

1

Luwero

St. Benedict Technical College

1

Wakiso

Kabale Institue of Healthy and Science

1

Kabale

St. Francis Nyenga Nursing Training Institute

1

Jinja

Lady Valeria Vocational & Business Insitute

2

Wakiso

YMCA Comprehesive Institute

3

Kampala

Christian Children's Programme Institute

1

Mbale

                                                                                                                                 Total: 24

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