USAID/Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity Early Grade Reading Assessment EGRA Brief 004

Research shows that mother tongue-based education in the early years improves reading and learning outcomes. Participating pupils begin learning to read in their local language in Primary 1. They also begin to learn oral English in Primary 1 and gradually read in English in Primary 2 and Primary 3. This prepares them for transition to learning in English in Primary 4.