Benson Kikumbwa Baluku, the head of investment and infrastructure Rwenzori High Old Students Association (RHOSA), says the old students are now hunting for close to Shillings 200 million to revamp the institution.
Margaret Okuda, the district sports officer for Kotido says that since UN Agency for Children, UNICEF stopped funding sports activities seven years ago, the district has never participated in any national sports events.
According to the results that were released today, there was a reduction of 4780 candidates compared to those that sat for the examinations in 2017. In 2017 15,944 candidates sat compared to 11,164 in 2018
The storm blew the roofs of six classroom occupied by more than 1,010 pupils. It also affected the school store and a teacher’s house. Minakulu Primary School is one of the most populated schools in Lango with 2,366 pupils.
John Gutenberg Ogwang, the Minakulu Sub county LC 3 chairperson says leaders from areas affected by the disaster held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the natural disaster.
The Commissioner of Education Standards Benson Baritazale Kule also said some schools were wasting a lot of time setting for children exams which also sometimes take away the learners’ time for studying.
The exercise will result in a comprehensive list of schools and educational institutions and their locations, stored on a central customized Global Positioning System- GPS software.
Speaking during the exercise launch in Masaka district on Tuesday, Ssekalegga explained that assembled teams of field staffs; comprising of UBOS enumerators, who be guided by parish chiefs and Town agents, to physical locations of the schools where they will capture the required data using GPS devises.
More than 20,000 teachers are needed to meet the demand for special needs teachers in secondary schools across the country. However, only 3,000 teachers have been recruited amid a dire shortage of teachers with skills to handle children with different impairments.
According to guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education at the height of school fire outbreaks in 2018, all schools operating boarding sections are required to have spacious dormitories, firefighting equipment, fire emergency exit plans, and qualified security personnel, among others.
Rev. Dr. Grace Lubaale, the Chairperson of the Forum for Academic Staff of Public Universities -FASPU, says their position has been communicated to government through line ministries to ensure a Professor reaches 15million shillings in the next financial year as promised.
The students are contesting the absence of teachers, dilapidated school structures and food that they describe as bitter stuff. They are now demanding that the current headteacher of the school, Fr John Bosco Kutegena be transferred for running down the school.
There are only 25 teachers providing service to the 1,846 pupils enrolled in the school. George Oryem, the Head teacher of the school says they have been forced to recruit four parent teachers to bridge the teachers shortfall.
State Minister for Primary Education Rose Mary Nansubuga Sseninde observes that the neglected learning areas were integrated into the curriculum with an objective of arousing the pupils creativity and free expression and to equip them with skills that would enable them to survive in the world after school.
Mbabaali says that in 2018, the government earmarked the said funds, part of a donation from the World Bank to construct a seed secondary school in a sub county with none. The district executive committee and council resolved to have the school constructed in Bukakata Sub County.