In December, the Ministry of Education released 62 Billion Shillings as capitation grants for schools in the current financial year. The grant normally is used by schools to procure instructional materials, facilitate co-curricular activities, school management, and payment of utilities like electricity and water.
In 2017, over 150 teachers from Bududa district borrowed loans from Bududa Teachers Sacco at an interest of 8% per annum and a repayment period of two years. However, only 170 Million Shillings has been recovered from 100 teachers.
George William Wopuwa the Bududa Resident District Commissioner said it is so unfortunate that most of the district works are contracted from the centre which delays the delivery of services to the community.
According to Wakoba said , on 30th October last year the head teacher in the names of Debora Wemesa sent her deputy also called Stephen Patrick Kakala requesting him (parent) to feed the teachers who had returned to school on the teaching business.
He complied upon their request and fed them on grounds that they would pay him after the month.
Leaders like Victory Kakala the head boy, Faith Wetsetse the head girl, Beatrice Katisi the Speaker and Ben Wakwale the UNSA Chairperson among others said they were supposed to have retained power until they elect new leadership in the school, but because they have to proceed to the next level, that it was thought wise for them hand over power and prepare for other things since nobody is born with power".
Rogers Tsesili, the Director BUDEI, says the construction shall be completed by May this year to enable the delivery of computers and books.
Emma Namondo another disabled pupil said he eager to study computer given the fact that he has never touched one.
He said he also wants to study computer up to the highest level of learning.
Vicente Matanda, the Bududa Senior Education Officer, says they received 34,921 materials for primary learners yet they have 52,000 pupils and 561 copies for secondary school learners against an enrollment of 8000. This means more than 24,518 learners have missed the study materials.