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Parents Explain Why They Homeschool Their Children
February 10, 2019: Emmy and Fiona Katushabe Lakor share how they decided to homeschool their children because they felt traditional schools would not offer the kind of education they wanted for them.

The Letter Kills but the Spirit Gives Life
October 5, 2018: For homeschooling to be legal it is not always necessary to change the law. But it does require our law enforcement to recognize the spirit of the laws in place.

Ugandans Say No on UN
February 29, 2016: Homeschoolers discuss a unique solution to the African development problem.

Ugandans Grapple with Socialization
August 31 2015: The single-most frequently asked question people have consistently asked us is “How do you handle the aspect of ‘socialization’ for your home educated children?”

Uganda: Family first, then career
November 5, 2013: The NewVision daily paper profiles a mom who quit a high-profile job to homeschool her children

Uganda: Education is Not a Government Responsibility
October 26, 2013: Faced with turmoil in the realm of education, a group of families in Uganda have begun homeschooling and advocating for parents to direct the education of their children.

Uganda: Combatting Relativism by Rewriting National Curriculum
August 16, 2013: A homeschooling father discusses ethics and education.

Homeschooling My Kids Gives Me Satisfaction
January 8, 2013: AllAfrica highlights the story of a mother who put aside her degree to teach her children.

Homeschoolers Undertake Herculean Task of Rewriting National Curriculum
April 26, 2012: A Ugandan family started on a journey to find homeschooling resources and is now rewriting the national curriculum from a biblical perspective.

African parents share a vision for home education
June 16, 2016: A new homeschool association encourages and equips parents.

 Country Information

Compulsory education: 6–13 per the Education Act (ages 13–18 commonly assumed now that secondary education has been made universal)

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is a growing educational option in Uganda, although not yet explicitly defined in the law. Education is compulsory, according to National Objective XVIII in the Uganda Constitution (1995). “Education” in the constitution and the Education Act is commonly assumed to mean school attendance. However, the constitution clearly protects the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children:

Art. 31(4): It is the right and duty of parents to care for and bring up their children.
Art. 34(2): A child is entitled to basic education which shall be the responsibility of the State and the parents of the child.

 Contact Information

Godfrey & Olga Kyazze
Home Education in Uganda
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P.O. Box 10896, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-787-960-580
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Skype: godfrey.and.olga

Last Updated: January 1, 2016