The Education System in Uganda Language Schools Special needs schools Universities & Institutes Music School The Education System in Uganda English is the basic language of education used in Kampala schools. In addition schools complement this with Swahili and French.
Nursery schools:From the age of 3 to 5; this level is not compulsory but recommended by education experts. This is more like kindergarten. All nursery schools in Kampala are privately owned.Primary schools:from the age of 6 to 12. Primary schools are both private and Government owned. There are 81 Government owned primary schools.Secondary schools:from the age of 12 to 18. This level is categorized into O-level (a cycle of 4 years) and A- level (A cycle of 2 years). Secondary schools are both private and government owned.University:There are a range of universities in and around Kampala, both government and privately owned, some with religious affiliations. Also technical colleges, all of which can easily be found on the internet. Courses last between 3 – 5 years.