Robert Nkwangu, the UNAD’s Executive Director says Uganda Sign Language is a natural language developed by deaf people and is structurally distinct from spoken languages but equal in status. He notes that while sign language originated, developed, and evolved from the deaf people themselves, the deaf people are being treated as “spares” in sign language services.
Sources within the education community suggest that the challenges at Mbale School for the Deaf run much deeper than inflated student numbers. "It's a situation that goes beyond what's immediately apparent. There are hidden influences at play here. To give you an example, the headteacher has wielded considerable power, almost as if the school were her personal domain. She has significant connections," noted one source.
According to the available information from the Alur kingdom secretariat, primary school Completion rate for boys stands at 47 percent and 27 percent for girls with an overall completion rate of 37 percent for both boys and girls.