Students

In the Uganda education system, seven years of primary education (designated P1-P7) are (since 1997) state-funded. The primary education is often limited by lack of school buildings (many schools meet under trees), few teachers (typically 200:1 student:teacher ratio), and lack of food and teaching materials; many students drop out. Primary education ends with the Primary Leaving Exam (PLE). PLE scores are demerit-based; they can range from 4 (perfect) to 36 (failing). Rural students rarely make First grade (4-12 points). Second grade (13-23 points) is typical for better students in rural schools.

Secondary education is not state-funded. The first four years of secondary education (S1-S4; “Ordinary-level” or “O-level”) are moderately expensive and end with the O-level exams. The last two years of secondary education (S5 and S6; “Advanced-level” or “A-level”) are much more expensive and end with A-level exams required to progress to general university education. There is also no state support for university or vocational education.

The single most important work TILT does is to enable deserving, hard-working students to gain an education. St. Augustine Community Love Programme (SACLP) identifies those students and administers the scholarships, for students who commit to return to their home area to bring back to rural Uganda the benefits of their education, and to pay forward their educational costs by sponsoring younger members of their community.

TILT has sponsored primary, secondary, vocational, and technical school students. As of spring 2018, TILT has sponsored 113 students. While we have sponsored university students in the past, we are now focusing on education that is more likely to result in students returning to contribute to their community.

We would like to introduce you to some of the students identified by SACLP that TILT has sponsored through primary or secondary education.

  • Alex Abedgiu

    • Year of Birth: 1998
    • PLE score: 20 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Erussi SS day school
    • Annual tuition: $132 USD
  • Atia David

    • Year of Birth: unknown
    • PLE score: 21 points (2nd grade)
    • Boarding school- Sat. S-4 at Erussi Senior School
    • He completed primary 7 at Kucuiny primary school
    • Annual Tuition and Boarding: $384 USD (2015)
  • Collins Jaryekonga

    • Year of Birth: 2000
    • PLE score: 25 points (3rd grade)
    • Completed P7 in Abongo primary school
    • Studying in Erussi SS
    • Annual Tuition and boarding: $210 USD
  • Derick Rupiny

    • Year of Birth: 2000
    • PLE score: 25 (3rd grade)
    • Completed P7 in Goli mixed primary school
    • Studying in Umingi SS boarding school
    • In S-2 for the school year of 2015
    • Annual Tuition and boarding: $210 USD
  • Dorcus Kumakech

    • Year of Birth: 1995
    • PLE score: 19 (2nd grade)
    • He completed primary 7 in Pangere primary school.
    • Attends Erussi SS day school
    • Annual Tuition: $192 USD
  • Franco Abiwacanga

    • Year of Birth: 1998
    • Attended Erussi SS day school
    • Annual tuition: $132 USD
  • Hajji Kumakech

    • Year of Birth: 1996
    • PLE score: 22 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Erussi primary and SS boarding school
    • Annual tuition and board: $210 USD
  • Haward Rwothomio

    • Year of Birth: 1999
    • PLE score: 17 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Erussi SS day school
    • Annual tuition: $132 USD
  • Joseph Odongo

    • Year of Birth: 1998
    • PLE score: 20 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Angal S3 day school
    • Annual tuition: $210 USD
  • Lawrence Ogenrwoth

    • Year of Birth: 1995
    • PLE score: 22 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Erussi SS day school
    • Annual tuition: $132 USD
  • Liberty Oyungrwoth

    • Year of Birth: 1998
    • PLE score: 23 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Goli primary school and Uringi SS boarding school
    • Annual tuition: $210 USD
  • Manuela Awekonimungu

    • Year of Birth: 1999
    • PLE score: 2nd grade
    • Attended Italia primary school and Erussi SS boarding school
    • Annual tuition: $210 USD
  • Oscar Piracel

    • Year of Birth: 1994
    • PLE score: 25 points (3rd grade)
    • Attended Erussi primary and SS boarding school
    • Annual tuition: $210 USD
  • Patricia Fualal

    • PLE score: 27 points (3rd grade)
    • Attended Erussi primary and SS boarding school
    • Annual tuition: $243 USD
  • Prosper Obedgiu

    • Year of Birth: 1996
    • PLE score: 17 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Italia primary and Angal S3 boarding school
    • Annual tuition: $210 USD
  • Silvio Oyirwoth

    • Year of Birth: 1999
    • PLE score: 23 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Goli mixed primary school and Paidha SS boarding school
    • Annual tuition: $312 USD
  • Siyma lssa Giramia

    • Year of Birth: 1998
    • PLE score: 16 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Pajur primary and Angal S3 boarding schools
    • Annual tuition: $210 USD
  • Venco Jungiera

    • Year of Birth: 1997
    • PLE score: 23 points (2nd grade)
    • Attended Erussi primary and Angal SS boarding school
    • Annual tuition: $282 USD