THE DYNAMICS AND COMPLEXITIES IMPEDING THE MANAGEMENT AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION POLICY (UPE) IN UGANDAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
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The purpose of this study was to explore factors impeding the management of the implementation of universal primary education (UPE) policy in Ugandan primary schools. In examining the factors impeding the management of the implementation of the UPE policy, a qualitative research approach guided the study. Data was collected through semi-structured and focus group interviews administered to a variety of purposively selected participants. The following were the findings: Inadequate financial resources in form of low UPE capitation grants; the misuse and misallocation of UPE funds; the lack of consultation and involvement of frontline UPE stakeholders and the civil society in the planning and formulation of UPE policies and the lack of qualifications and skills of the UPE stakeholders responsible for the management of the implementation of the UPE programme. This study has the potential in contributing to the policy shift in matters related to UPE policy management and implementation.