There was a severe shortage of teachers during the
made acute by the departure of both Ugandan and expatriate
teachers during the 1970s and early 1980s. Aside from
of supplies and equipment, high student-teacher ratios,
more than twenty-five to one, made teaching especially
Teacher morale suffered, although the number of teacher
candidates continued to rise during and after the 1970s.
proportion of untrained teachers in primary schools also
increased from 14 percent in 1971 to 35 percent in 1981.
unlicensed teachers continued to teach during the 1980s,
training colleges had full enrollments and attempted to
teachers to cope with both the educational and economic
they would face.
Data as of December 1990