Courses Catalogue

Social Security And Social Protection

COURSE CODE: SWS 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Introduction (3CH)

  • The concept of Social Security
  • The background of Social Security
  • The objectives of Social Security
  • Functions of Social Security

The Evolution of Social Security systems in E. Africa(2CH)

  • Social Security in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda
  • The current status of Social security in E. Africa
  • Factors for the development of formal social security in E. Africa

Poverty and vulnerability context in E. Africa(3CH)

  • Poverty incidence and education level in households
  • Income inequalities in E. Africa
  • Poverty among the vulnerable groups in E. Africa

Forms of Social Security (12CH)

  • Informal social security
    -Family based social mechanism
    -Community based systems
    -Women associations
    -Factors hindering the informal arrangements of social security
  • Formal social security
    -Social insurance
    -Employers’ liability schemes
    -Social assistance
    -Provident funds
  • Other forms of safety nets

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF)(3CH)

  • The concept of NSSF in Uganda
  • NSSF benefits
  • Problems of NSSF in providing social security

Key social security scheme in Uganda(12CH)

  • Public Service Pension Scheme
  • Parliamentary pension schemes
  • National social security fund (NSSF)
  • Workers compensation
  • Social assistance grants
  • Public works programmes
  • Private social security schemes
  • Private health insurance schemes
  • Community based-health insurance schemes
  • Informal social security systems

Management and designing of social security scheme(3CH)

  • Factors considered in designing a social security system
  • Issues in management of social security scheme

Gender and social security protection in Uganda(3CH)
Challenges of the formal and informal social security(3CH)

  • Challenges in the formal social protection systems
  • Measures to minimize the challenges

TEACHING METHODS/MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Traditional lecture method.
  • Problem solving using case studies
  • Group work and discussions

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND OR EQUIPMENT

  • LCD Projectors
  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Overhead projectors
  • Flip charts
  • CD’s, DVDs and Tapes