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Late School Opening Worry Otuke Teachers

On Monday, Uganda Radio Network surveyed the only two government aided schools in the town council and found only 15 pupils had reported at Orum Primary School and none at Orum Secondary School.
A section of teachers in Otuke town council, in Otuke district, are worried that valuable class time is being lost through late reporting of students for the first term of this academic calendar year.

On Monday, Uganda Radio Network surveyed the only two government aided schools in the town council and found only 15 pupils had reported at Orum Primary School and none at Orum Secondary School. 

At Orum Primary School, there were only five teachers including Clement Omara, the School's Deputy Head teacher.  Omara said late reporting to school is a chronic culture amongst students, parents and teachers in the area. 

He told Uganda Radio Network that many students prefer to report to school in the second week of every term, something he says affected coverage of the syllabus. 

According to Omara, late reporting of students for school opening and classes will affect their plans to reverse the dismal performance in last year's national Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) in which, the school obtained just a single candidate in Division One, out of 76 registered candidates.

John Ochen, a parent at Orum Primary School said he is still looking for school requirements for his children before he can send then back to school. 

At Orum Secondary School, only David Achom, the school deputy dead teacher reported with three supportive staff members.

 

Achom said he was disappointed to find no student and teachers at school despite the delayed opening of the school term.

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