Violence in Ugandan Secondary Schools

  • Godwin Tindyebwa Muhangi Mbarara University of Science and Technology, P.O Box 1410 Mbarara Uganda
Keywords: Violence, Secondary Schools, Uganda.


This paper examines violence in Ugandan secondary schools in the past, at present and in the future. It starts by identifying the different forms of violence, before dealing with each of the forms holistically, arguing that the concept has several dimensions which collectively limit school and student educational achievement. The paper thus suggests efforts to be made to curb violence in Ugandan secondary schools. The paper brings out the fact that violence in Ugandan secondary schools has a long history. Efforts have been put in place to prevent violence though it remains a mountainous task that schools have to grapple with lest it spreads into the future. The paper ends by calling upon Government and other stakeholders to constantly make efforts towards the elimination of all forms of violence in all Ugandan secondary schools. 


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