The State of Muslim founded schools and quality of education in
Katonga region has irked Prince Kassim Nakibinge, the patron of Uganda Muslim
three day’s visit to Katonga region that comprises Gomba, Butambala and Mpigi
districts, Nakibinge noted with concern the sorry state of Muslim founded
schools and their poor performance.
Nakibinge also noted that whereas some Secondary schools are
performing well, majority of the primary schools and some secondary schools are
Speaking at Mpigi district headquarters on Friday evening,
Nakibinge instructed secondary school administrators to identify three limping
schools to partner with those performing well for assistance.
He expects the secondary schools to help those they are
partnering with by giving them scholastic materials, helping them to print
question papers, and offering them advise where necessary.
//Cue in: “Amasomero
gano aga secondary….
Cue out… nnene okusinga aba Primary,”//
Prince Nakibinge noted that although each institution has its
own challenges, but those that are performing well can intervene and help those
that haven’t made it to their level.
//Cue in: “Ekyokusatu bazadde okutwalira awamu…
Cue out …bakyali bato balina okuyiga,”//
Peter Claver Mutuluza, the Mpigi LC 5 chairperson commended
the support extended to the entire district and its activities by the Muslim
He requested Prince Nakibinge through UMEA not to leave the burden
of Muslim founded schools to the district just because they are aided by government.
He said that as the foundation bodies insist on the policy of having a head
teacher subscribing to that particular religion, they should also take an
active part in inspecting and supervising the schools.
//Cue in: “Nze kyensaba kubyamasomero…
Cue out… munyweze ne quality eyabaana,”//
Sheik Abdu Kaweesa Wadda, the West Buganda Kadhi said that if
implemented, Nakibinge’s intervention and directive will bring life to the
schools. Which currently lack life.
The head teachers and directors of some schools reported to
Nakibinge that despite the presence of Muslim founded schools, parents have
opted to take their children elsewhere.
However, Jamila Naluyange one of the parents urged the school
to do more if they are to get pupils.