The Impact of HIV and AIDS on higher education institutions in Uganda

Author(s)
Katahoire, Anne R.; Kirumira, Edward K.
Languages
English
Series
Education in the context of HIV and AIDS
Year
2008
Pages
159 p.
ISBN
978-92-803-1307-9

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It is widely known that the HIV and AIDS pandemics have serious impacts on different areas of society where prevalence is high. This study aims to determine the extent of such impacts on education, notably how HIV and AIDS affect education institutions in Uganda. To do so it undertook a literature review and carried out a survey among staff and teachers in various higher education institutions nationwide. It attempts to identify some of the predisposing factors to HIV infection and proposes some measures to help mitigate its spread. Higher education plays an important role in human development, as it provides the high-level skills necessary for entry into the labour market and the training essential for a myriad of skilled personnel, such as teachers, doctors and scientists. Furthermore, it forms individuals that drive local economies, support civil society, teach children, lead effective governments, and make important decisions that affect an entire society. While this study aims to gather details, facts and opinions of those delivering education, those receiving it and those in its administration, it is hoped that the voices of those who are more aware of the seriousness of the situation will ring out to those who have the power to take action in response to the problems and issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.