Uganda’s daily newspaper New Vision highlights a new report from Save the Children, which reveals that millions of children in Uganda are still out of school, often dying before their fifth birthday. They are showing stunted growth and are at risk of violence or harmful practices such as child marriage or child labour.
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The report shows that nationally in Uganda, one in five primary school age children are not attending primary school. Only 28% of children get to attend secondary school and only 13.4% are enrolled in vital pre-primary education. It also reveals that one in four families cannot afford to visit a health facility or buy medication for sick children.