Kasese Municipal schools register low turn up


A survey carried out by Messiah Radio yesterday indicated that most schools in Kasese Municipality registered a low turn-up of learners.

Schools countrywide opened their doors yesterday morning for a second term that is expected to end on Friday, August 23, 2024, taking 89 days.

According to the findings, most schools mostly from Nyamwamba and Central Divisions did not register even a half of the enrolment of learners that they closed first term with.

At Kamaiba Primary School, only 337 pupils turned up out of 865 that they closed last term with.

Mr. Benon Dan Masereka, the School’s Head teacher says despite the low turn-up of the pupils, 21 teachers out 23 reported for duty. According to him, the two teachers who didn’t turn-up had contracted Red eyes during the holiday break.

At St. Peter’s Nyakasanga Primary, out of the 1,003 pupils, only 242 turned out.

Ms Eunice Sunday Mutooro, the School’s Head Teacher attributed the low turn-up of learners to the current economic situation which according to her forced the parents not to prepare for their children in time.

At Kasese P.7 School, only 129 pupils out of 1,274 that were at the institution last term turned up while at Basecamp Primary School, 221 pupils out of 731 reported. St. Paul’s Vocational Secondary School received 208 students out of 394.

 Mr. Emmy Mwesige Kairi, the Kasese Municipal Education Officer told the press that yesterday’s attendance of learners at all schools in the Municipality was rated at 24%.

Kairi called on the parents to send their children to their respective schools so that they match with their fellows as far covering the syllabus is concerned.

He also used the same platform to encourage the parents to embrace the new system of registering learners using the Learner Identification Number, noting that they are important when it comes to entering the particulars of their children into the Ministry’s system.


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