Ugandan School System Information

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2009 Ugandan School Terms
Session School in Session Breaks
Term 1 2 February - 24 April 25 April - 24 May
Term 2 25 May - 14 August 15 August - 6 September
Term 3 7 September - 27 November 28 November - 31 January 2010

The Ugandan School Systems is organized as follows:

Primary Grades
P1 through P6
Following P6 the students take a Primary Leaving Exam

Secondary Grades
S1 through S4
Following S4 the students take the UNEB Uganda National Examination Board
S5 and S6
These final two grades are for students who excelled in the UNEB and are allowed to pick three courses of specialized study (sort of a prep school)

Additional Studies
Students who qualify have a number of options such as the university, technical school, Bible college, etc.

"High school, academy, and college" are equivalent terms in Uganda. What most westerns would refer to as college is exclusively termed "university" in Uganda.

In each case, P1 and up, students must be able to pay school fees in order to attend school. To help ease this burden on orphans, Hope School was founded by and is a major portion of the work of the Good Samaritan Sponsorship Project.

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