Patterns of Lower School Enrollment in Uganda

Spatial variations in enrolment are the product of social and economic forces, acting in temporal and spatial dimension. In order to understand these forces, a distinction has to be made between the people’s desire to be educated and the demand for education. Although desire is widespread, schools will be provided as a response to demand, which is based on the ability to pay for education. Although the missions attempted to satisfy the desire for education, the distribution of their schools too was affected by the pattern of demand. Changes since 1959 indicate a more gradually spreading to the remoter districts, but this process is slowed down by the increasing number of births. Two tables which show the education enrolments in 18 districts, two figures, ref.

Title: Patterns of Lower School Enrollment in Uganda
Author: Gould, W.T.S.
Year: 1972
Periodical: East African Geographical Review
Issue: 10
Period: April
Pages: 65-74
Language: English
Geographic term: Uganda
Abstract: Spatial variations in enrolment are the product of social and economic forces, acting in temporal and spatial dimension. In order to understand these forces, a distinction has to be made between the people’s desire to be educated and the demand for education. Although desire is widespread, schools will be provided as a response to demand, which is based on the ability to pay for education. Although the missions attempted to satisfy the desire for education, the distribution of their schools too was affected by the pattern of demand. Changes since 1959 indicate a more gradually spreading to the remoter districts, but this process is slowed down by the increasing number of births. Two tables which show the education enrolments in 18 districts, two figures, ref.