Key practice: Education
Why is it important?
Enrol and keep your children in school until 18
What parents and caregivers need to know and do
- Parents/Guardians ensure that when a child is 6 years old he/she is registered for P1.
- UPE provides books and other stationeries to children from P.1 to P.3.
- As a parent/guardian, your role is to provide a school uniform and meals for your child in any UPE school.
- Parents should study and play with their children; this will enable their children to grow emotionally, physically and mentally.
- With education a child can gain confidence which s/he use to express himself/herself and be able to communicate with their fellow children or adults.
Why is education important?
- Children enrolled in school are safeguarded against violence and are more aware of their rights and responsibilities.
- With early education, a child can gain confidence which s/he use to express himself/herself and be able to communicate with their fellow children or adults.
- Enrolling children in primary school at the right age of 6 years is important and enables them to stay in school, acquire knowledge and skills of daily living and improved productivity.
- Enrolment in schools also ensures that children can learn using age appropriate curricula from the start of their education through to their tertiary and higher levels of learning.
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Did you know?
- Late enrolment is associated with drop out of children and adolescents from school.
- Low learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy persist as a challenge for children who do not enroll in school at the right age.
- Low or non-enrolment of children with special needs continues to be a neglected and underfunded area.
- Violence against children is widespread and has caused high drop out of children from school, due to a weak mechanism to report, track, refer and respond to cases of early marriages and teenage pregnancy.