The decision follows concerns raised by local leaders and technical officials both at the Municipal council and district who say that the building is in a dire state and further attempts to renovate it will put the lives of pupils at risk.
According to the District Internal Security Officer David Aisu, the parents argue that through the structured communal lessons parents would convene few learners in the upper classes not exceeding more than twenty from within a cell or village and identify a teacher to conduct lessons.
The district had targeted to vaccinate 1,829 teachers out of which, 1,189 are in the district and 640 in the Municipality. Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech, however, says by Thursday last week, only 427 teachers out of the targeted 1,829 had received their first and second jab.
Patrick Odong, the headteacher at Gweng Pamon P7 School says that the model that involves two or more teachers conducting a lesson simultaneously helps teachers utilize the available time to embark on intense teaching to cover the syllabus.
The Chairperson of the School Management Committee Samuel Ochola alleges that the school headteacher Patrick Omal reportedly forged his signature and that of the treasurer to withdraw the said funds in two separate transactions from the school bank account.
Lack of boreholes at the school has compelled parents to load their children with water containers to carry to school for daily use. Girls in boarding schools are exposed to dangers as they trek several miles daily to fetch water for school use.
The Kitgum District Inspector of Schools Bitek Okot says the statistics were obtained from a recent assessment conducted to ascertain how many candidates registered for the Primary Leaving Examinations against the total enrollment of learners who reported to school in the first term.
Julius Peter Otto, the Omiya Anyima Sub-county LCIII Chairperson, who ordered for the arrest of the suspect, says he got a tip-off from concerned residents who had sighted him selling textbooks in bars on separate occasions.
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says that 7,600 face masks will be distributed to schools in Sub Counties while 7,752 will be given to learners in schools within the Municipality.
Fred Owot, the Kitgum District Education Officer says the Ministry of Education had promised to provide all finalist and candidates with two free facemasks before schools reopen but failed to deliver them.
The musician scored F9 in General paper, F in History, F in CRE, F in Arts and X in CST. However, he told URN that his results could have been purposely altered to disorganize" him and edge him out of contesting for a Parliamentary seat in 2021.
The Kitgum District Chief Administrative Officer Martin Jacan Gwokto during the commissioning ceremony says the library will help to improve education of children in the district that still grapples with high dropout and illiteracy rates.
The results released on Friday shows a total of 221 pupils scored first grade out of 3,605 pupils who sat within the municipality and district level. This is slightly higher than the numbers district registered in 2018 when only 153 pupils scored first grade.
Robert Ogen, the officer in charge of Criminal Investigation at Kitgum Central Police Station says the arrest is in line with the district’s education ordinance that bars involvement of school going children in night clubs.