POLITICAL DECENTRALIZATION AND EDUCATION SERVICE DELIVERY IN UGANDA; A CASE STUDY OF BULAMBULI DISTRICT
LUNYOLO, DESILANTA WASIKE
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The study examined the effect of Political Decentralization on Education Service Delivery in Bulambuli District. The objectives of the study were: to establish the relationship between political decision making and Education Service Delivery Bulambuli District; to find out the effect of political participation on Education Service Delivery in Bulambuli District; and to determine the effect of political accountability on Education Service Delivery in Bulambuli District. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design adopting both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Out of an accessible population of 757, a sample of 373 was selected and the response rate was 100%. The findings revealed that political decision making contributes to education service delivery at 0.2%; political participation contributes to education service delivery at 6.4% and political accountability contributes to education service delivery at 1.5%. The study recommended that Stakeholders in the education should lobby for more funding, widen the local revenue base to supplement on the central government’s funding, secure transport for the education sector to carry on its activities smoothly. Further still the District Council of Bulambuli should pass ordinances geared towards recruitment of more teachers to meet the high pupil enrollment rates. There is also need to organize for exchange tours to enable stakeholders to twin with other local government officials to exchange new and best education sector management practices both at higher and lower levels in order to create the notion of well-planned education service delivery. In addition, stakeholders in the education sector should strengthen the supervision, inspection, accountability, monitoring & evaluation of education programmes at school levels.
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