Education in Uganda is divided into three phases: basic education (primary school – 7 years), lower secondary school (3 years), upper secondary education (2 years) and university level (3-5 years). International Needs Ghana operates partnerships two primary and secondary schools in Buikwe and Kiyindi, and one vocational school in Buikwe. The child you are considering sponsoring attends one of those schools.

The goal of the International Needs Child Assistance Program in Uganda is to develop healthy, skilled, and capable future leaders in Ghana. This over-arching goal of the Child Assistance Program is achieved through four individualized objectives:

• Spiritual and values formation
• Educational development
• Health and physical development
• Leadership and social development


The Uganda National Examinations Board oversees the certification of teachers and administers student examinations upon completion of each level of education (i.e., Primary Leaving Examination, Uganda Certificate of Education, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education, and certificates and diplomas for business and technical classes). The Uganda National Examinations Board is recognized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

International Needs Uganda’s schools annually achieve a 98.5% retention rate (compared to the national average of 40%), enabling students to ascend to the next level of education.
To learn more about the educational system in Uganda, please read more here.