Close to fifty percent of the pupils in Buhuhira sub-county, Kasese district have not turned up to their respective schools ever since government reopened some of the classes.
Currently, pupils from primary four, five and six are supposed to be studying but in Buhuhira sub-county, many of the pupils are still at their homes following the effects of the lockdown.
The sub-county Community Development Officer, Patrick Kimanywenda says in addition to the six primary seven candidates, who missed their just concluded Primary Leaving Examinations; about fifty percent of the learners are still languishing at their homes.
According to him, some of the pupils have either been married off or impregnated during the lockdown.
Similarly, in Maliba sub-county, seven girls were impregnated during the lockdown and seventy six disappeared from their homes looking for petty jobs according to the Sub-county Chairperson, Abdul Saad.