Prossy Lukwago, one of the head teachers noted that as most senior teachers are retiring from teaching and others moving for greener pastures in private schools, government recruits freshmen whom she said lack basics of the learning process as they can hardly prepare what to teach to learners.
The issues came up during a meeting between the Ministry of Education and members of Busoga Parliamentary Caucus, a loose coalition of legislators from the region. The meeting was convened to analyse education standards and up with solutions to the poor performance in schools.
Timothy Kakuru, the Deputy Head teacher Busoro Primary School, says school inspection has been inconsistent in the school, giving rise to teacher absenteeism. Kakuru wants district authorities to take action against the inspectors, whom he says are earning tax payers money, without performing their required responsibilities.
Gulu district local government has summoned secondary head teachers to explain the cause of poor performance at their respective schools. The directive issued by the office of the Local Council 5 Chairperson stems from the poor performance that Gulu has been recording in both local and national examinations even after the return of relative peace in the area.