Opportunities to finance education: Low fee private schools in Uganda

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    CapitalPlus Exchange (CapPlus) prepared this analysis for financial institutions in Kampala to provide insights on the market opportunity represented by low-fee private schools.

    The report includes:

    • Description of the size and nature of low-fee private schools in the city, covering topics such as the schools’ general characteristics, legal status, infrastructure, management, current use of banking services, profitability and growth trends
    • Estimated demand for financial services – including loans – by profitable registered and unregistered schools that have at least a three year operating history The report focuses on pre-primary and primary schools, but also includes data for secondary schools, although to a lesser degree.

    Private schooling has become the prominent provider of education in Kampala. It is estimated that there are 2,282 private schools of all levels, serving 502,040 pupils, with year on year increase in the number of schools averaging over 6%. Since the previous year, this year’s enrolment has increased by nearly 8%. Private schools are serving all levels and account for an estimated 84% of all school enrolments, from the pre-primary level (100%), to the secondary levels

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