According to Oringa, this will affect the number of people that will have the opportunity to attain higher learning at university level, which is a big loss to the district, since many parents cannot afford to pay for university.
The Pader district LCV chairman has said that creation of new districts has affected the number of students benefiting from the public universities district quota this year.
Godfrey Largo Oringa says that before creation of the new districts, the students benefiting from the district quota ranged between 8-10 but the number has reduced to only 6.
According to Oringa, this will affect the number of people that will have the opportunity to attend higher learning at the university level, which is a big loss to the district, since many parents cannot afford to pay for university.//Sound byte (Oringa on district quota) Luo//
This year the students benefiting from the quarter system are; Deborah Acayo from Awere Sub County, Simple Otema from Laguti, Santo Omony with Joseph Onenchan from Pader town council and Stephen Kinyera from Pader sub county.
Oringa notes that the district executive committee will sit on Tuesday to screen the names of the beneficiaries submitted to benefit from the district quota to ensure that they meet the requirements needed before they are approved for sponsorship.
Oringa adds that the district will supplement learning under sponsorship to the students in Pader with other opportunities citing sponsorship of 36 students by FAWE and 35 students by BRAC to receive higher learning.
The district quota system was introduced in 2004 to enable bright students from underprivileged schools in remote districts to get university education.Ends