Kyaligonza says the Education authorities promised to avail the school with two tents and Mobile toilets but nothing has been done since last week yet the church where they are currently operating from isn’t sufficient for the 38 candidates.
President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools as one of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus, which, according to experts, moves faster in large gatherings. At the time of the closure, the learners were just half way into the term which started on February 4, 2020 and was due to end on May 1, 2020.
Makerere University Business School-MUBS Economics Lecturer and Policy Analyst, Ramathan Ggoobi says the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has since been declared a pandemic is economically contagious and has attacked all sectors of the economy at all fronts.
As the school term has been cut shot due to the country wide COVID-19 mitigation measures, the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has halted registration process for candidates who will sit for national examinations this year.
Ahmed Kasibante, an Instructor at Ahmed Seguya Technical Institute, says the payment of instructors is a total mess with different local governments using varied scales. He notes that while some local governments have already implemented the salary increment others have adamantly refused and keep on giving lame excuses.
The school registered two fire incidents in a space of two days. The first one, on Friday night, which burnt Corby dormitory and destroyed all the students' properties and the second fire which gutted Kivebulaya Dormitory on Sunday Afternoon.
This is the second fire registered at the school in a space of two days. The first one, on Friday night, burnt Corby dormitory and destroyed all the students' property to ashes, while the second fire gutted Kivebulaya Dormitory on Sunday Afternoon.
Christine Babirye, a teacher at the school says the heavy rain forced pupils and teachers to lock themselves in the main hall. “We experienced heavy rainfall with accompanied with a huge storm, which blew off the roof of the classroom. We decided to converge in the main hall where tragedy befell us,” she said.
Their ignorance of the curriculum could easily be seen today during a meeting with NCDC officials. The meeting took place today afternoon at the Uganda Manufacturers Association conference hall where the Senior Five school selection process is currently ongoing.
Leonard Lwanga from Kyandondo Secondary School in Matugga who is one of the 2050 teachers undergoing training at Trinity College Nabbingo in Wakiso District, said some of his colleagues packed their bags when they heard parliament’s decision on media.
Mrs Museveni says the result of the practices is that some topics are skipped or lightly dealt with and in the end, learners miss out the basic principles adding that revision is ineffective when learners have not understood the subject matter.
“We invited 30 players from different schools and selected football clubs all over the country, with most of them lacking match experience but after this one- week training am sure they can hustle all the tasks ahead of them,” she said.
David Nkojjo, the Chairperson St Jude- Bbanda School Management Committee observes that due to development priorities competing for land in Wakiso district, many schools have lost their land to grabbers while others find a hard time when the foundation bodies reclaim part of the land leaving them with tiny potions.
The funds comprise of 16 million Shillings meant for capacity building of school management committees, 17 million Shillings for monitoring of the UNICEF program, and the 3.2 million Shillings allocated to monitoring of the 2019 primary leaving exams.