Carol Kavuma, the Coordinator of the Uganda National Institute of Teacher Education-UNITE establishment task force, says that the task force recently completed writing its final report, which they forwarded to the National Council for Higher Education-NCHE where it was reviewed and recommendations made to the Minister of Education.
Reports from the school indicate that Odongo didn’t teach 70 lessons while Emuron dodged 50 lessons. Robert Ogaram, the Headteacher of the school, says that while some of the teachers claim to have had problems including sickness of their spouses, they were seen engaging in other businesses like teaching in other schools.
Mary Teko, a primary six pupil, says she walks through the mountainous routes approximately 5 kilometers each way to get to school on weekly basis. she added that the journeys are riskier in the evening because it is the time cattle raiders always start their movements and they use the same routes children pass.
Julius Abigaba Baguma, the Principal of the college attributed the staffing gap to the lack of a clear management structure, which bares them from conducting recruitment and the promotion of most staff to higher positions without being replaced.
Abraham Mpwerwa, the headteacher of Buusu primary school which is 1.2 kilometers away from the border of DR Congo near river Lamia, says that the refugees destroyed a lot of furniture and used it for cooking.