By Byamukama Libino.
The Rukiga district Chief Administrative Officer Mr Asiimwe John has attributed poor performance of government aided primary school in 2022 Primary leaving Examinations to alcoholism among teachers and sexual harassment, poor structures among others.
He revealed this yesterday before a meeting with school head teachers and Directors in the district while officially releasing Primary Leaving Examinations at a function held at the district Headquarters in Mparo town council Rukiga district.
Addressing the Head teachers, Mr Asiimwe showed concern on how some teachers in government aided schools go to classes while drunk.
He added that it’s so unfortunate that some of the pupils have been sexually harassed at school, a thing which has put down the concentration of the pupils on their academic performance.
He further stressed concern on the state of structures at most government aided schools saying that the structures at these schools are not pleasing education.
He however said that he has already secured wedges and salaries for teachers and that the Head teachers who are in acting capacities soon are going to be recruited in the full position.
The Rukiga district Education Officer Mrs Vastina Beyendara showed a need to have lunch meals prepared at school saying that it’s hard to teach pupils with an empty stomach.
“It’s hard to teach pupils with empty stomach, mid-day meals should be prioritized” she added.
Beyendera added that most of the pupils travel long distances from and to school during the lunch break to have their lunch and this problem could be solved if the parents accept the pupils lunch prepared at school.
The Rukiga district Principal Inspector of schools Mr Ndyabegyera Christopher called for recruitment of moor teachers on government payroll.
He further showed concern on how the district reduced the local revenue to facilitate UNEB activities saying that this one also partly contributed to poor performance of government aided schools compared to private owned schools in the district.
The Rukiga district Resident district commissioner Fred KyamuzigitaChallenged the schools to convince parents to allow the meal prepared at school.
He however warned them against chasing away pupils for meal fees saying that this is done on the will of the parents not on the will of the school.