In 2005, the Government made sciences compulsory in lower secondary. Despite the rate of failure in science subjects have continued. According to Mulemwa (2004), the average failure rate in non-science subjects in the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) every year is between 10 to 20%. However, the failure rate for science subjects is much higher between 40% up to 60% with the majority of poor performers being girls.
To this end, many organizations stepped in to try to encourage the learners to love science and improve their skills. Today, there are many STEM organizations. They include the following: