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Ecology of schooling: Enabling school environment for student engagement in Uganda’s Universal Secondary Education

Sylivia Awori1, *Denis Sekiwu2 , Frederick Ssempala2 and  Frances Naluwemba3


1Faculty of Science and Education, Busitema University,Uganda.
2Faculty of Education, Kabale University, Uganda.
3Faculty of Education, Kyambogo University, Uganda.

*Corresponding Author Email: dsekiwu(at)kab.ac.ug

Sylivia Awori

Denis Sekiwu

Frederick Ssempala

Frances Naluwemba


Article Number: IJEPRR.20.005  |   Pages: 38-46  |   Vol. 7 (2), March 2020   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJEPRR.20.005

 Received: November 12, 2019  Accepted: January 13, 2020  Published: March 19, 2020

Abstract

Using the Mixed method, we examine the relationship between the school environment and student engagement in USE schools in Uganda. Most study participants agree that the environment in USE schools is generally conducive. There is a positive relationship between the school environment and student engagement although this relationship is still low. This means that student engagement in school activities cannot depend on only the school environment. There are a host of other factors that influence student engagement which the school authority needs to know and utilize in order to improve student engagement. Management of USE schools should provide for counseling and guidance services as well as supporting the integration of values in schools. The Government should construct good libraries and provide up-to-date learning materials like textbooks plus any other reading materials. Government should also recruit experienced and quality teachers into the USE schools, as well as constructing modern science laboratories to support the teaching of science disciplines.


School environment, student engagement, schooling, universal secondary schools

How to Cite this Article

Awori S, Sekiwu D, Ssempala F, Naluwemba F(2020).Ecology of schooling: Enabling school environment for student engagement in Uganda’s Universal Secondary Education. Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev. 7 (2):38-46