“If you have a wheel chair and travelling on a bus, they will charge you and charge your wheel chair too”, Dr. Coole said, advising that the disabled can only defeat mistreatment by acquiring more for education.
According to Onen, they only have UGX 800,000 in their account to re-roof and renovate the two latrines and the teacher`s house which was housing two classroom teachers, yet they need at least 5 million for the work.
The chairperson of the committee Jacob Opolot observed that the children cannot study unsupervised through radio and television lessons and the majority of learners are faced with a strange language and approach that renders them unable to benefit from the lessons.
University resident staff that were among the first people at the scene of the burning building claim that the fear did not start in the public relations office as is being communicated by university administration. The residents says the fire either begun from the finance department or the central registry
While government might not be decided on the re-opening of schools, learners that URN spoke to say they are tired of being home and want to school. They say learning from home is impossible. They miss their friends and teachers
Last week, it rejected 24 patients from Kitgum over lack of space. Dr Paska Apio, who is in charge of the treatment centre at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital says that they have been forced to borrow beddings from Anaka Hospital in Nwoya and Amuru district to accommodate more people.
According to the UN agencies, prolonged closure of schools stops learning from taking place, which will leave children vulnerable. They say the government should prioritise the re-opening of schools as lockdowns are lifted, and develop frameworks to ensure safe environments.
Odongo stated that the law will cater for those who charge illegal fees under the guise of UNEB registration fees. He however, argued that schools are free to stipulate extra charges alongside the official UNEB fees as agreed by management or the Parent Teacher Associations of the respective schools to cater for additional costs of holding examinations at the school.
Elizabeth Kisakye, the Senior Education Officer in charge of Early Childhood Education says that the proposal will allow the creation of more infant schools to specifically give a variety and targeted services ranging from basic healthcare, adequate nutrition, nurturing, care and stimulation within a safe and clean environment.
The project is expected to run for 18 months and will benefit 14.6 million learners in pre-primary, primary, and lower-secondary education cycles, and 406,000 teachers and school administrators. It will focus on ensuring continued learning during the closure of schools and preparing the system for school reopening once the situation allows.
A Primary Six Pupil at Arise and Shine Primary School who was found vending brooms in Luweero town council on Friday said that her mother is among those whose businesses were closed over the COVID 19 pandemic leaving them with no source of livelihood. He explained that as result, he was directed to vend brooms to get money to look after the family and save for fees.
Gaston Katabaazi, the Buyiga Sub Parish Priest and member of the School Management Committee accuses Mpigi district local government of diverting huge sums of money disbursed by government to construct classes at the school.
Dr Nakabugo says that even before the COVID-19 crisis, there were signs of an apparent decline in the achievement of learning outcomes among schools. The learners lacked foundation skills and the learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy remained low with little or no signs of improvement.