If you want to start any business with Uganda Education Sector, Education Investment Opportunities in Uganda are very much available. Uganda’s education system has been in place since the early 1960’s. It consists of seven years of primary education following which students have a wide range of options, both public and private depending on their aptitude, ambitions and resources.
Primary education is the first level of formal education in which pupils follow a common basic curriculum.
This is followed by a secondary cycle of six years (four at lower secondary and two and higher secondary); before proceeding to University education of three to five years depending on the duration of course offered.
There are currently, 24 universities in Uganda all accounting for a student population of 92,311, but producing over 20,000 graduates annually.
There are also technical and commercial business colleges that enroll another 17,000 students studying various disciplines, some of these are of particular relevance to the needs and development of the private sector.
There are efforts currently geared at fostering cooperation between the training institutions and the private sector which will ensure that courses and graduates are relevant to the private sector.
Uganda’s success in expanding primary education – with more than doubling primary school enrollment from about 3.5 million in 1997 to over 7 million by the end of 2006 – has created opportunities for private investors in the post-primary education sub-sector.
The absorption capacity in secondary schools at the moment is less than 200,000 students, which is less than half the number of pupils leaving primary school.
The same thing applies to the advanced level where the number that graduates at senior four is more than what the senior five in-takes can handle. All these demand supply gaps call for investments which the private sector can take advantage of.
Uganda’s incentive package provides generous capital recovery terms, particularly for investors whose projects entail significant investment in plant and machinery and whose investments are likely to yield profits over the long term.