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Okedi explains that since they run a boarding school they started receiving candidates on January 14th 2021 but the numbers are still low. He notes that parents are still worried about post-election violence
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Only a handful of candidates resumed third term studies on Monday in preparation for their final exams in March 2021 this year, URN has learnt.

The candidates broke off in December for the festive season and general elections and were expected to resume studies on Monday. 

However, a number of managers and administrators of some of the schools visited by URN said there was generally a low turn up of candidates.

Joseph Okedi, the Director of Studies St. Peters Primary School, said only 60 out of the 450 candidates at the school turned up on Monday.

Okedi explains that since they run a boarding school they started receiving candidates on January 14th 2021 but the numbers are still low. He notes that parents are still worried about post-election violence.

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Kassim Male, the head teacher Ebenezer secondary school in Wabigalo also notes that parents are still unsure about the safety of their children at school after the elections.

Male says despite sending text messages reminding parents to send their children to school only a quarter of the 270 candidates in O” and A” level have turned up.  

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David Ssengendo, the head teacher Buganda road primary school explains that the number of pupils is usually low on the reporting day.

He however, says that they emphasized to parents while breaking off to send back the learners early enough to enable the teaching staff move ahead smoothly with all learners. 

He however, regrets that the just concluded elections might have led to the low turnout of the learners as parents are not sure of the safety of their children.

Ssengendo says that only 90 of the 200 candidates registered at the school showed up on Monday.

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Moses Musonge of Ebenezer Nursery and Primary school indicates that the children started reporting on January 17th 2021, a day before the official opening day.

He however, said that only 17 out of the 99 candidates had showed up. Musonge says the parents they have managed to reach out to, are giving excuses of post-election outcomes.  




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Patrick Nyonyintono the director Kann high school Bunamwaya described the turn out as extremely bad as only five students showed up for studies of the 87 candidates they have for both O’’ and A’’ level .

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