There has been an average turn up of learners in
Kasese District as schools re-opened for finalists and candidate classes.
In some of the schools visited by Uganda Radio Network reporter,
they had at least 50 percent turn up of learners. Adherence to SOPs was also being
emphasized though some schools lacked temperature
At Kamaiba Primary School, 40 pupils out of the total enrollment of
133 had reported by 7:30 a.m.
Benon Masereka, the Deputy Head Teacher said that most parents are still struggling to pay school fees or buy the required items which include face masks and sanitizers for their children.
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At Daylight Christian Primary School in railway ward, 18 learners had been
registered by 8:00 am out of 26 candidates.
Robert Mumbere the school headteacher says that they expect the numbers to increase by Friday or next week. However,
he says the school is struggling to acquire all the required facilities and
adhere to the SOPs.
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Ngorogoza Umar Kiralira, Kasese Muslim primary school headteacher attributes
the average turn up to parents who are still struggling to find the necessary
school requirements. He says many parents are unable to even contribute partial payment for their children.
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At Unique Valley Primary School by 8:30 am there were less than 10
pupils who had turned up for the first day of schooling activities.
It was not different at Universal Primary School where about 13
candidates had turned up out of 25 registered.
Stephen Bowamazima Byamaka, the School Director says the school administration
is making telephone calls to parents reminding them to send the learners back
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At Nyaksanga Primary School 20 candidates had reported out of
30. Vincent Baguma Mumbera, a P7 teacher is optimistic
that the numbers will be high by Monday.
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At Municipal High School, the school postponed the re-opening Monday to enable them adequately prepare.