PIASCYPresidential Initiative on AIDS Strategy for Communication to Youth (Uganda)
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The Headteachers then introduced the researchers to their teachers in charge of PIASCY. After meeting with them, the researchers in consultation with the Headteachers, agreed on dates to meet for interviews and filling questionnaires.
Through the questionnaires, teachers were asked to indicate the level of adequacy of some facilities in the implementation of PIASCY program in primary schools.
Generally, teachers lacked adequate facilities and materials to allow effective implementation of PIASCY program in primary schools.
Through Questionnaires, pupils also concurred with the teachers as they were asked whether they easily accessed PIASCY handbooks and the majority said 'No' (62.2%).
Table 3: Pupil's response on whether they could access PIASCY handbooks in their schools
Generally, most primary schools lacked the necessary materials and facilities and this greatly affected the implementation of the PIASCY program.
Through interviews, Headteachers and teachers reported that they were neither involved in the designing of the PIASCY materials, nor in the training on how to use the materials before the PIASCY program was introduced.
The researchers however confirmed insufficient PIASCY materials and resources in the majority of primary schools in Kampala District.
School libraries had few copies of PIASCY manuals and kits for pupils and teachers and this greatly affected the implementation of the PIASCY program in primary schools in Kampala District.
Out of 500 pupils, 312 revealed that they could not access PIASCY manuals (62%).
Through observation, majority of the schools lacked Cassettes, Videos, Films and pictures to supplement on the few PIASCY copies that they received from the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Generally, schools lacking the necessary resources and facilities tended to be negatively affected regarding the implementation of PIASCY program.