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Exploring the Alternative Training Options for A Level Learners in Uganda

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Advanced level in Uganda is a two-year program aimed at preparing students for higher education. However, the current system does not adequately equip graduates with the necessary 21st-century skills required in the workforce and for lifelong learning. There is a growing demand for these skills, and the current A' level system is falling short in meeting this demand. This study examines alternative training options for A' level learners in Uganda, considering the challenges posed by the traditional face-to-face classroom-based mode of education. The research follows a cross-sectional survey design with a mixed methods approach. The population includes stakeholders such as teachers, headteachers, students, parents, employers, and education officials, with a total of 6,343 respondents across the country. The study explores five potential alternatives: home schooling, open schooling, accelerated learning, blended learning, and differentiated A' level. The findings indicate that while home schooling is not a favored option, open schooling, accelerated learning, blended learning, and differentiated A' level are seen as valuable approaches by the majority of participants. These alternatives offer increased flexibility, personalized learning experiences, and enhanced accessibility, making them potential solutions to improve A' level education in Uganda. The study recommends adaptation of open schooling, accelerated learning programs, blended learning, differentiated education at A’ level in Uganda. These changes can benefit academically challenged learners, improve student learning outcomes, and prepare students for the world of work and lifelong learning.

21 Century Skills, Home Schooling, Open Schooling, Accelerated Learning, Blended Learning and Differentiated Learning

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Seezi Bogere, Gregory Tweheyo, Enid Kamwine. (2023). Exploring the Alternative Training Options for A Level Learners in Uganda. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research, 9(2), 33-40. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijvetr.20230902.12

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Seezi Bogere; Gregory Tweheyo; Enid Kamwine. Exploring the Alternative Training Options for A Level Learners in Uganda. Int. J. Vocat. Educ. Train. Res. 2023, 9(2), 33-40. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20230902.12

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Seezi Bogere, Gregory Tweheyo, Enid Kamwine. Exploring the Alternative Training Options for A Level Learners in Uganda. Int J Vocat Educ Train Res. 2023;9(2):33-40. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20230902.12

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