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Insufficiencies in Ugandan schools

  • Lack of suitable physics text book materials suited to the African context.
  • Lack of student activity packs for given topics.
  • Limited physics teacher collaboration.
  • Failure by physics teachers to relate class work to reality.
  • Limited effort by teachers to involve students in a way that fosters creativity and innovative scientific thinking other than mere recall.
  • Lack of laboratory resources.
  • Lack of physics teachers
  • Low motivation among the teachers so they show little commitment
  • Lack of practice skills in some areas so the teachers shy from them
  • Lack of creativity among science teachers
  • Many teachers at times teach concepts they themselves did not understand, but were merely crammed and reproduced in examinations.
  • There is a general desire to finish the syllabus other than mastery of the content.