IGANGA, UGANDA: The Mayor of Iganga Municipality Mr Bamu Lulenzi has asked the area Member of Parliament Hon Mugema Peter alias Panadol to develop a master program on sensitive sectors like education and health in the municipality which he says will enable his service to be felt by the community.
Mr Lulenzi who is also the coordinator of the opposition National Unity Platform(NUP) party in Busoga sub-region, was on Saturday attending a thanksgiving ceremony organized by Bugumba Noor Islamic primary school for excelling with good results in the 2022 Primary Leaving Examination(PLE) where all pupils passed. The function took place at the school in Bugumba A, Northern division of the municipality.
The school has a total of 54 candidates where 4 excelled in first grade, 27 in second grade and others passed in third and fourth grades.
“Most politicians come to you when they want votes, but you should know that one of the responsibilities of us leaders is to monitor how children are studying. Leaders should have programs for their areas and they decide what they need to see in education, and health, among others. But we have leaders here in town who don’t have a program for the town, for example, if I’m to ask though you fear to talk about this, has your MP ever been here?,” Mayor Lulenzi wondered.
“I don’t think he even knows that this school exists, but when it comes to campaigns you shower him with votes and goes back to Kampala, he doesn’t have a program on education. These challenges you’re talking about could be a walkover because a member of parliament has a bigger voice but we just keep on engaging in unproductive battles, but this time round ask him about his program on education and health,” he added.
Mr Lulenzi assured parents who attended the function that the municipal council resolved and confirmed with government school of Iganga High School in the municipality to sponsor at least two best pupils of the opposite sex from every government-aided primary school in the municipality with half bursaries to study from senior one to senior four.
However, Mr Mugabi Andrew who represented the principal education officer of Iganga municipality urged the school to maintain and sustain its performance saying that there is a need to double the performance in the coming years. He said that everything is possible to progress once someone is committed with all efforts at hand.
“We have this success but let us lay strategies to sustain these first grades and double them this year. If you’re committed with all your minds and life, things will possibly progress,” Mr Mugabi said before commending the parents and school administration for their support towards the school’s achievements.
The headteacher of the school, Mr Kakaire Ali Kintu appreciated the teachers for the great job. He says this celebration was extended because they had to first go through the holy month of Ramadan.
“We decided together with the school management committee and board to appreciate our teachers for a great job. We had a total of 54 candidates, 4 passed in division one, 27 in division two and others in third and fourth divisions and no candidate failed,” Mr Kakaire said before tasking parents to provide children with scholastic materials for better excellence.
Meanwhile, the school requested to get a land title and responsible technical staff under the leadership of the Iganga Muslim supreme council pledged to start processing it as early as possible.
The function attracted among others, the chairperson of Iganga Northern Division, Mr Kataba Muhammad, the secretary Iganga Muslim Supreme Council, parents, former candidates, politicians and officials from the education field.
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