Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Parents’ Contributions towards Education Process and Variations in School Performance Indices (SPI) in Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Examinations in Central and Northern Uganda
Odama Stephen, Dr. Betty Akullu Ezati

Abstract
The study examined the level of parents’ contributions to their children’s education process and its influence on SPI in UCE examinations in Central and Northern Uganda. The objective was to investigate the influence of the levels of the parents’ contributions towards education process of their children on the SPI in UCE in schools in Central and Northern Uganda. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. 72 school leaders, 80 teachers, 140 students, 12 parents and 10 Key Informants (KI) participated. Data was collected using interviews, questionnaires and Informal Conversational Interview and analysed to obtain SPA, SPI and RSPC, frequency counts, percentages and using t-test. The result showed that the Parents of students in schools in Central Uganda contributed more than the parents from Northern Uganda. This has resulted in schools in Central Uganda achieving higher School Performance Indices (69% ≤ 118%) than schools in Northern Uganda (71% ≤ 163%) School leaders, especially, of schools in Northern Uganda therefore need to encourage parents to contribute more in their children’s school.

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