The Department of Education is headed by District Education Officer and charged with overseeing the implementation of the district and National education policies and plans. It also monitors and evaluates the performance of the education system and school operations to keep required standards within the district. The areas of focus include teachers, pupils, school facilities and parents.
The Department also seeks to strengthen the institutional frame work for the management of schools and assurance of accountability of public resources in education programmes. The department is one of the best funded sectors in the district. The District Council equally joins the Government to promote education for all its citizens in partnership with parents and others members of the community. As such, the Government's Education policy is to promote quality basic education by improving access by girls and boys, equity and retention in all Primary schools and other levels of learning.
The District has 137 government primary schools and each sub-county has at least a primary school with sanga sub county having the least number of schools (3) while Kashongi has the highest number with 13 primary schools in total. There are 24 private primary schools operating within the district.
Kiruhura District has 12 public Secondary Schools and 16 recognised private secondary schools (2 of them are both government and private). Apart from Kazo and Sanga Sub counties, each LLG has at least a Secondary school within its boundaries.
Education Service Delivery Indicators
1. Teacher Pupil Ratio – TPR (Primary, 2015) -1:48
2. Classroom Pupil Ratio -CPR (Primary, 2015) -1:56
3. Teacher Student Ratio –TSR (Secondary, 2015) -1:57
4. Primary school population aged 6 – 12 years (2015) -96,580
5. Seat Pupil ratio (Primary) -1: 7
6. Text book Pupil ratio (Primary) -1: 8
7. Stance Pupil ratio (Primary) -1: 40
8. House Teacher ratio (Primary) -1: 6
9. Dropout rate: -34%
10. Percentage of repeaters: -25%