The schools in the sub-county are operating under unfavourable conditions, which have affected learning. The situation is worse in government primary schools, many of which he says are operating in dilapidated structures.
The school administrators say that their water harvesting tanks have also been dry for three months without any water. The school has an enrollment of over 800 learners. Of these, 128 are in candidate and semi candidate classes, making it one of the highly enrolled primary schools in Bunyangabu.
Kabahuma, who has been an English teacher at the school, says she was duly appointed by the school board on Feb 20, 2019, and wonders why she was left out. She accuses the headteacher of being corrupt.
Dr Amuza Tusiime the Director Kasunganyanja Parents Nursery and Primary in Kasunganyanja town council says the school has run broke and now unable to clear some of its debts. Tusiime says the introduction of Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs called for high investments in general health facilities and yet they have and still expect few learners.
The seven had initially scored below 60 per cent mark, a minimum assessment mark to secure a certificate of Compliance and a green light for the resumption of operations, in line with guidelines put in place to forestall the spread of COVID-19.
The headteachers in Bunyangabu say that both learners, parents and administrators are not prepared enough for the new term. Private school administrators are particularly concerned about how they will raise money from a few candidates to pay teachers and running costs.
Defending the proposal, Peter Musinguzi, a member on the District Education Committee observed that the Education department is unable to play its supervisory and monitoring role efficiently due to lack of transport.
Joshua Malisaba, the head teacher Kinyampanika primary school, says every term at least two to five girls drop out of school as a result of defilement. He adds that out of 28 girls who sat for Primary Leaving Examinations - PLE last year, only four were enrolled for secondary education.