The schools are Chepkararat Primary School in Amudat district and Kakamar Primary School in Kaabong district. They are among the five schools from the region considered for the National competition which kicked off on Monday in Kyotera district.
Esther Anyakun, another learner said that teachers are just roaming up and down and they are not bothered about teaching. Anyakun says if the strike continues, they will fail since revising books alone may not help them.
Richard Abura, the deputy headteacher of Nakasero Primary School says that the school has distributed the self-study books to each learner in the upper classes. He however says that the lower primary learners have not received anything from the government yet they need the materials for continuity.
Many of the child-clients in Kyotera District are not receiving the required social support, especially while at school, according to Irene Nayiga, the in-charge HIV/ART department at Kalisiizo Hospital, the main public healthcare service centre in the district.
George William Nyombi Thembo, the Director of the Rural Communication Development Fund at UCC observes that most of the teachers in primary schools are not exposed to technological tools yet they are presiding over classes of pupils who are born with tablets in their hands.
Anthony Musasizi, the head teacher of Kishaki primary school says that candidates and supervisors were still stranded by midday today, waiting for Integrated Science paper. The examination started at 9:00 a.m. in other schools across the country.
The results indicate that 81 out of 152 primary schools in the District, failed to register any single candidate in division one. The most disturbing results were from Musamba primary school in Rubaya Sub County where, 17 out of the 23 candidates were ungraded, four obtained fourth grade, and only two attained grade two.
Kenneth Baabo Sabitti, the Kabale District Education Officer says 31 primary schools failed to account for UPE funds for the third of the 2015 academic year while 61 others failed to account for the money they received in the first term of the 2016 academic year.
Last week, Hoima district secretary for Education, Deo Kiiza, presented to Council a proposed by-law that provides for a fine of one million shillings or imprisonment for six months for a parent whose child drops out of school without any reasonable cause.