Resource utilization and secondary schools effectiveness: a comparative analysis of rural and urban schools in central Uganda

Edward Kamya, Emmanuel Kiweewa, Nakate Sylvia, Adam Charles Matiko, Samanya John, Mutebe Janet, Meinrad Haule Lembuka


The study investigated the difference between rural and urban secondary schools in terms of utilization of physical, human and financial resources. It also delved into a comparison between the level of availability and utilization of resources in secondary schools in Urban and Rural A causal comparative survey was adopted to establish the difference between Rural and Urban secondary schools in terms of resources availability, utilization and the effectiveness of secondary schools. A sample of 22 schools was employed; simple random was used to obtain the minimum sample. Data obtained was analyzed by use of means and standard deviations for the levels of resource availability, utilization and school effectiveness, student’s independent test (t-test) for the difference between Rural and Urban. The sig. value was used to conclude on the hypotheses.

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