Friday Bwambale, the deputy headteacher of Bulembia Primary school, says that the school management wrote to Kilembe Mines requesting to use its unoccupied wooden structures and these have now been modified to create three classrooms and office space
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.
Alimah Aryemah, the chairperson of Muhokya IDP camp, says that the camp has about 183 school-going children many of whom are under the care of single mothers. She told URN that none of the 60 students in secondary school was able to report back on Monday.
David Kirere, the headteacher of Kabatunda SDA primary school in Kayabarugera Sub-county in Kasese, says that they have suspended parents’ contributions for this term until when they hold a general school meeting with the parents.
Schools across the country will open their doors for learners on January 10, 2022, after nearly two years of closure. But Kibuga Primary, a government-aided school with an enrollment of up to 562 pupils has only 10 desks as part of its infrastructure. Its classrooms are also dilapidated and need urgent patch-up.
Richard Bomera, the Bulembia Division LC III Chairperson, says that whereas he welcomes the intention to keep all children in school, he insists that those who are pregnant and lactating need special places where they can attend to their children when the need arises
In Kyarumba primary school, thugs made off with metallic doors from the newly constructed latrine. Mainja says that the status of most schools in the district is appealing, which might affect their re-opening next year.
Steven Nabende, the Chairperson of Walimu Sacco, says the mode of recovering the money from the KAMTA has been very poor. He says the money has since accumulated to Shillings 300 million because of interest and penalties.
Lydia Nyakato, the head teacher Kahendero primary school in Kahedero, says that some of the learners in her school have taken on Boda bod riding while about three girls were taken to Kampala as house helps.