Bundibugyo launches Shs 39 Billion Education improvement program

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Bundibugyo District Local Government has developed a 5 years program, starting this year to improve educational performance.

Dr. Kamanda Bataringaya, the state minister for primary education launched the 39 billion shillings education road map on Thursday at Boma grounds.

Development partners including SNV, World Vision, Save the Children in Uganda, Goal, Belgium Technical Cooperation (BTC) and UNICEF have joined efforts to support the program.

Willy Nshabirwe, the Bundibugyo District Education Officer says that they expect the program to boost performance of schools in the district.

According to Nshabirwe, only 22 out every 100 pupils enrolled in Bundibugyo district complete their primary education.

Nshabirwe blames the high drop out rates in the district to defilement, child labor, early marriages and child abuse done by the teachers.

Dr Kamanda Bataringaya, the state minister for education blames the poor performance in the district on negative attitude of teachers and their busy schedules outside classroom.

Bataringaya says that many teachers have abdicated their classroom assignments to attend to private business.