David Kagimu, a teacher at Kajuna Church of Uganda Primary School says that despite the underlying COVID-19 threat, parents have failed to provide facemasks to their children as they go to school; frustrating the overall enforcement of COVID-19 prevention interventions. He says that it is difficult to enforce the guidelines without support from parents.
The findings are based on the household assessment to test children's basic literacy and numeracy skills conducted between August and September 2021. It involved 870 volunteers and 29 Village Coordinators who visited 5,673 households and surveyed 15,033 children in 435 villages, in 29 nationally represented districts.
In September, the university transitioned from Academic Information Management System -AIMS to the Academic Management Information System- ACMIS, a new records management system, which affected payments.
The institution which was established in 1972, currently has an enrollment of 500 nursing students. However, Dr Sophie Namasoppo, the Chairperson of the Institution's Governing Council says that despite registering a high number of students, they do not have enough space to accommodate them.
The contested land measuring 36-square kilometres is claimed by the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement area and over 10,000 families in Bukinda Parish, who were evicted by the Prime Minister’s office for alleged encroachment.
Despite receiving the tents, the schools recorded a low turn up of learners.
Paul Ninsiima the Headteacher Rwangara Primary School says that he was expecting more than three hundred learners who had been mobilized and registered to resume learning, but only 100 reported.
Obed Tebesiga Luganda, a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies notes that online studies have been challenging to him and he only hopes that vaccination of learners will help business at the institution to return to normal.
Charles Zinabala, a Primary Five teacher at Kajuna Church of Uganda Primary School reveals that he last received payment in August last year and is currently struggling to sustain his family. He says he raised his concern with the District Education Officer whose promise to rectify the problem is yet to yield results.
Through their lawyer, Egaru and Company Advocates, the applicants want the court to issue a permanent injunction restraining the school and Ventorino Otto from using, claiming the land in contention, or receiving any benefits or compensation from the school occupying the land.
Aaron Kalenzi, the Parents Teacher’s Association-PTA chairperson, says that the pupils deserve a conducive learning environment. He says that with the makeshift structures, children might lose interest in education.
The mourners mainly his parents Oliver Namatovu and Kasozi Mark plus other in-laws, friends and teachers could not hold their tears as Sserugga’s coffin was lowered down the grave. Some of including Namatovu passed out and they were put on drip.
Praise Lugoloobi Nakavubu had just been enrolled at Katente Church of Uganda primary school and disappeared on her third day after starting school. Police recovered her body from a thick bush near the garden of the residents in Nakisunga sub-county on Sunday.
On Sunday, UNICEF delivered 10 tents each measuring 72 meters to help learners in the affected schools to enable learners to resume studies as they wait for the district to construct permanent structures.
The structures that include seven classroom blocks, head teacher’s office, staffroom, and store were destroyed by landslides in May 2020. However, there was no intervention from the government leaving teachers and parents uncertain if the school will reopen.