Ihandiro Sub-county registers 18 first grades in 19 years


A senior educationist in Kasese district has expressed concern over the poor performance registered by schools in Ihandiro sub-county of Bukonzo County West.

Mr. Elisha Muliwabyo, a retired educationist and former inspector of schools at Kasese District Local Government claims that in the last 19 years, all primary schools in Ihandiro sub-county have produced a paltry 18 pupils in division one at Primary Leaving Examinations — PLE.

Mr Muliwabyo says this state of affairs presents a bleak future for many learners many of whom end up dropping out of school because they did not register good performance from primary which is a foundational level of education in Uganda.

He appeals to parents to note that children are special gift from God and thus everything needs to be done to give them a decent life. Muliwabyo wants parents and teachers to employ collective strategies including providing lunch meals to the learners, and a monthly learner assessment.

The educationist explains that good performing learners are even exposed to opportunities for scholarship including government sponsorship.

At a parents and teachers’ association meeting that was held at Kibirigha Primary School yesterday, Ms. Goliath Sophius Kabugho the woman councillor representing Kibirigha Parish to Ihandiro sub-county emphasised the need for parents to embrace counsel from the educationist if they want their children to become successful people in the future.

Mr. Tsongo Stanley the member of School Management Committee at Kibirigha Primary School cautioned teachers against reporting late for work and absenteeism yet the school has staff quarters.


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