Across East Africa, only 1 in 6 pupils in Standard 3 passed a Standard 2 English test
Across East Africa, children from poorer households perform worse on tests at all ages
Our District level results show there is substantial geographic variation in literacy and numeracy skills within each country.
There are minimal differences between boys and girls in their literacy and numeracy skills, although girls outperform boys in the lower grades
Two in every 10 children in Standard 7 in East Africa do not have Standard 2 level literacy and numeracy competencies
The gap in results between public and private schools is largest in Tanzania
Uwezo means ‘capability’ in Kiswahili. Uwezo is a four year initiative that aims to improve competencies in literacy and numeracy among children aged 6-16 years old in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, by using an innovative approach to social change that is citizen driven and accountable to the public.