Accessibility To Tuition Free Universal Primary Education By Rural Households: A Case Of Busolwe Sub- County- Butaleja District
The purpose of this study was to establish the factors affecting accessibility to tuition free universal primary education by rural households. The study was conducted in Busolwe Sub County in Butaleja district. The major objectives were: (1) to determine the socio-economic and institutional factors limiting accessibility to school by rural households; (2) to examine the attitudes of rural households towards universal primary education and (3) establish the factors that can encourage rural households to send their children to primary schools. The methodology used in this study was both qualitative and quantitative and questionnaires and interview guide were the major tools of data collection. Data analysis was used using Pearson’s correlation coefficient and the results indicated that there was a positive relationship between households’ income, level of education, ignorance of the importance of education and accessibility to tuition free primary education. The findings of the study also revealed that in Busolwe Sub County, many children do not attend primary schools or do not complete their primary education despite the fact that it is tuition free. The major cause of this phenomenon was that many rural households are still ignorant of the importance of education to mankind, in addition to the socio-economic and institutional factors. The researcher recommended that there is need to raise awareness of the importance of education for all children and mobilize a wide array of actors to improve and expand education infrastructures.