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Bunyoro leaders decry low turn up of learners as Schools reopen

Allan Tumusiime, the Kikuube RDC urged parents who cannot afford school fees in private schools to send their children to government schools since they also follow the education curriculum.

Kikuube RDC, Hon Allan Tumusiime (Photo/File)

KIKUUBE, UGANDA: Hon. Amulani Tumusiime the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner has expressed concern over the low turn up of learners on the reopening date of schools in the district.

In an interview with DailyExpress on Tuesday Jan 11, Hon. Tumusiime said that there were a few learners who turned up in schools more especially government-aided schools in Kikuube District on the reopening date.

“Teachers reported by 100% waiting for the learners but unfortunately the number of the learners who turned up was alarming therefore am requesting parents to send back their children to school peacefully before we use an iron hand because it’s not good to you but if you force us, we shall do so”. Said Hon. Tumusiime.

The Kikuube RDC urged parents who cannot afford school fees in private schools to send their children to government schools since they also follow the education curriculum.

He also hailed government teachers in the district for the heavy turn up on the reopening date and also obeying the guidelines set by the ministry of health to control the spread of Covid 19 through vaccination.
“I was pleased to find that most of the teachers had reported on the reopening date and also the biggest percentage have finished their Covid 19 vaccination dose and this will help us to prevent our learners from getting infected to Covid 19”. Said the RDC.

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Lawrence Asaba the Headteacher of Kitole Primary school in Buhimba Sub-county in Kikuube District thanked the RDC saying that this will awaken lazy teachers.

Mr. Asaba later asked the RDC to make special programs for the mobilization and sensitization of parents on the benefits of sending back learners to school.

Meanwhile Godfrey Sserwanja the Hoima DEO said, they also received a low turn up in various schools in the district more especially in the sub-counties of Kitoba, Kigorobya, and Buseruka.

According to Sserwanja, the low turn up was due to the failure of some parents to raise money for school fees and an increase in Covid 19 cases in the country.
“Yesterday I, the RDC and CAO, we moved in different sub-counties of the District, we did not see the school that was not opened but the turn in some schools was very poor which is a great threat to the education sector”. Mr. Sserwanja said.


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