total of 22, 240 learners in Amuru district have missed learning
materials being distributed by the Ministry of Education. The materials were distributed by the Ministry of Education and sports in order to maintain learning, even as schools remain closed as a result of coronavirus Disease - COVID-19.
Lanyero, the Amuru district education officer says the district has an enrollment
of 41,376 in government primary schools and 12,900 in private and community
schools. An estimate of 2,350 learners hails from districts outside Amuru.
However, the Ministry of Education only sent 5,626 copies of self-study material and Save the
Children photocopied 21,400 copies for the learners. Lanyero says that up to 17,097 primary school learners have missed out on the
She adds that they have an enrollment of 3,999 secondary students in government
and private schools in the district with an estimate of at least 1,600 students
hailing from the district but studying in other districts. She
notes that, the ministry only sent 456 copies leaving out 5599 learners in
She is now
appealing to non-governmental organizations and individuals to come to the
rescue of the learners and photocopy more copies especially for the candidate
in; “we appeal to
Oloya, a parent of three in Lajalula village Amuru sub-county Amuru district
says he has resorted to using radio stations for his children to learn despite the difficulty in its signals. He says the clarity of the signals of the
radios being used by the government is very poor.
Akello, Amuru district woman MP says what is transpiring shows how the
government has failed to plan for its citizens. She says there`s a need for the
local government to find ways of supporting the learners so that their future
is not ruined.