Asked what those learners who never had the instruments donated by Rotary would have done come Tuesday when the examinations begins, Head Teacher Nakigudde said that the school had resorted to comforting them and then wait for God’s mercy.
Although the Primary Leaving Examinations for 2020 have been delayed by some four months, which would be expected to give the candidates more time to prepare physically, many candidates have not yet managed to get equipped with some requirements.
Wakiso district educationists are worried that many pupils are set to sit for their primary leaving examinations -PLE without essential requirements like geometry sets, rulers and pens.
The district inspector of Schools, George Wiliam Mwanje says that the requirements which some pupils are lacking contribute
a lot towards their good performance not only in national examinations but even
in their day today class work.
Mwanje was addressing pupils, teachers and members of
Mutundwe Rotary Club at Kavumba Church of Uganda Primary school in Wakiso town
council and called upon old students to liaise with the teachers in schools
where they studied from to help the pupils whose parents cannot afford to
provide what is necessary.
Due to the covid-19 effects, Uganda National Examinations
Board -UNEB has designated Tuesday March 30th and Wednesday 31st as
the days when Primary Leaving Examinations will be done, much later than the usual
time which normally come when a year is ending.
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Mutundwe Rotary handed over geometry sets, calibrated rulers and even some edibles to 97 candidates of Kavumba C/U PS to be used during their
PLE period next week.
The school head teacher Nakigudde Betty Musisi says that this
was a great opportunity for her learners since majority of them did not have
the instruments which cannot be done without.
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Asked what those learners who never had the instruments
would have done come Tuesday when the examinations begins, Nakigudde said that the school
had resorted to comforting them and then wait for God’s mercy.
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Rotarian Dr. Timothy Mutesasira from Mutundwe Rotary Club and an
old student of the school who mobilized other Rotarians to come up with the
donations said that the reports he had received from the school that some
candidates lacked necessities like pens were touching.
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Wakiso LC5 Vice Chairperson who also doubles as the district
woman MP-elect Rotarian Betty Ethol Naluyima called upon Rotarians and other
people to consider going back to the schools where they studied from not only
to monitor their progress but also to offer assistance where necessary.
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The school head prefect Muwonge George William has testified
that he was among the many candidates who did not have the requirements which
one day was a reason he was blocked from attending a mathematics class.
He says that he the only hope he was remaining with, was
prayer since his parents do not have the money to buy a geometry set.