Uganda is a country of about 37 million people in East Africa. The country’s higher education system is one of the oldest in the region. Makerere University pioneered formal open and distance learning (ODL) in higher education. There remains significant potential for the growth and expansion of ODL, particularly in the use of information and communication technology (ICT). Uganda is a regular contributor to COL’s budget.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

5,289,913

 

3,197,369

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20131

25%

 

28.7%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20111

3.8%

 

4.9%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

25.1%

 

43.9%

Secondary(2008)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

64.6%

 

82.6%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

82%

 

90%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

35%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

58

 

56

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.6 44.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.1 7.4
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
4.9 16.2
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015