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17 years later, is free primary education going off rails?
Publish Date: Jul 08, 2014
17 years later, is free primary education going off rails?
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HALF a mango for lunch, thorn-pricked feet, a tattered dress, absent teachers, and an uncertain future, a little girl in rural Uganda shares with you the pain, fear and hope of 17 years of free primary education. 
Although pupils’ numbers have been attained and infrastructure improved, low quality education, meager budgets, suspicions of corruption, and questionable policies are gradually eroding any gains. 
Amoding is one of the many children experiencing the pain, fear and hope of 17 years of free primary education
In a three-part series, starting tomorrow, New Vision documents the real life of a universal primary education pupil and  the overstretched and yet determined system. 
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