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.
“My office closely worked with police and after receiving concrete evidence that Ssekimuli had mismanaged the registration fees to the tune of Shillings 7.6million we tasked him to refund it. We have made the necessary clearance with the relevant authorities and hope that UNEB will release the results soon,” he said.
Christopher Mugisha, the Headteacher of Kyampologoma primary school says that the pupils were discussing around 4 pm on Sunday when heavy rain started and blew off the roof of their classroom block. He says falling bricks hit the pupils as they tried to run away from the classroom to save their lives.
Mulindwa alongside his two colleagues who fled after noticing police officers were on Saturday afternoon conducting lessons in different classrooms contrary to the presidential directive on the closure of all learning institutions.
Christine Babirye, a teacher at the school says the heavy rain forced pupils and teachers to lock themselves in the main hall. “We experienced heavy rainfall with accompanied with a huge storm, which blew off the roof of the classroom. We decided to converge in the main hall where tragedy befell us,” she said.
Our reporter accessed the fake papers and compared them with the papers done on Monday but none of the numbers were similar. The UNEB Executive Secretary, Dan N. Odong has those behind the fake papers that they risk arrest.
Recently, Luweero District Head Teachers’ Association passed a resolution requiring all primary school to acquire identification tags bearing their passport photos, names, parent’s names and place of residence.
Teachers of different schools in the area argue that the poor working conditions have discouraged them from executing their duties. They want the government to either improvise boats to transport teachers and pupils within the islands or construct teachers’ quarters.
Farouk Isabirye, the Bugonda Village Defense Secretary, says children within the affected areas are yet to commence studies because the only alternative they have is boats, which are costly. Each pupil requires Shillings 2000 to ride on a boat.
However Mwesigye says the using the case of Promotion of Equality in African Schools –PEAS intervention model, the PPP arrangement under the USE programme has proved to work better than public schools.
Speaking to URN shortly after releasing the report at the Civil Service College in Jinja district on Monday, Ambrose Luyoka, the coordinator of UTSEP, said government loses Shillings 16 billion teachers who are present in schools but are not performing their classroom duties effectively.
The USD 1 million 3.7 billion Shillings project launched at the Golf course in Entebbe today will help children with hearing impairments have access to the device that makes the sound louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities.