Friday 05th October 2018
By Yosam Guwaki
Over 40 children have been rounded up in an operation to find out school dropouts and absenteeism in Budongo Sub County, Masindi district.
The school going children were rounded up on Thursday in Kabango parish in a joint operation by the sub county authorities led by a Para- social worker backed by sub county political leadership led by the chairperson, Kenneth Kiiza Nyendwoha, police, village executives and health team members in the sub county.
Nyendwoha told www.mknewslink.com that the arrested children were found at their homes, loitering or playing in Kabango town.
He said that the children were taken to Kabango police station where their parents were summoned and made commitments to take them to school before the children were handed back to them.
Nyendwoha explained that the operation seeks to improve education standards in the sub county and it will continue throughout the sub county until all school-going children in the area are in school.
Kenneth Kasiita, the officer in charge Kabango police station who was part of the operation warned that parents who will not take their children after being summoned at the police will be arrested and charged with neglecting their children and sabotaging UPE program.
The operation comes less than two month after several parents were arrested by Pakanyi sub county authorities in the same district for failing to send their children to school in their campaign to uplift education standards in the area.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website