This study evaluated the level of access to University Education by students from rural secondary schools in Kasese district. The research examined the extent to which studying from rural secondary school provides an opportunity or hindrance to access university education. The study used a descriptive study design on a sample of 98 respondents. Data were collected using questionnaires and interview guides and were analysed using frequencies and percentages. The findings revealed that there was low level (23%) of accessibility to university education by students from rural secondary schools in Kasese District. In conclusion the results from this research showed that there was low level of accessibility to university education by students from rural secondary schools in Kasese District. This study recommends that educationists should advocate for distance education learning especially for students located in rural districts. And for this to be successful, student’s attitudes also need to change that university education can also be accessed from private universities because they are also recognized by National Council for Higher Education.
Keywords: University, education, students, rural schools and Kasese district.
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Asiati Mbabazi, Asiimwe Aisha and Adrian Mwesigye (2023).Assessment of the level of access to University Education by students from rural secondary schools: A case study of Kasese District in Uganda. IAA Journal of Education 9(1):17-32.