The Forum for African Women Educationists has urged the government to ensure that there is improvement in the retention of girls in primary schools such that such girls can complete their primary education without dropping out of school.
Though under the Universal primary Education programme enrollment figures of girls in primary school have risen in the recent past in Uganda to 49% which is about 3 million girls enrolled in primary school, FAWE says only 65% of those girls manage to complete their primary education successfully.
FAWE has revealed in a press statement that the government ought to come with measures to ensure that the girls are retained in school when they are enrolled as this will be better than just enrolling and then a big number of the enrolled girls dropping out.
The forum says it is glad the government has come up programmes like the Girls’ Education movement and the National Strategy for Girl Education which is all aimed at ensuring that more girls are retained in school when they are enrolled in primary school.
FAWE says government should come up with more of such measures to improve on the retention of more girls in school when they are enrolled.