Kabale leaders want parents to start providing their children with lunch at school.Tobias Habasa
By Alex Byakatonda
As schools opened officially for the first 2023 academic term, authorities in Kabale District have expressed need for parents to start providing their children with lunch, if academic performance is to be improved in the district.
The Kabale District LCV Chairperson, Nelson Nshangabashija, who led a team of district leaders, to impromptu inspection visits in several schools in Ndorwa West and Ndorwa East constituencies, asked parents to cooperate with their respective schools’ and district stakeholders, to ensure that all the learners at their schools, so as to improve the academic performance.
Nshangabasheija added that they decided to do impromptu visits to schools to ascertain their preparedness and to act a wake-up call on school heads to know that such visits will be done throughout the entire year.
The Kabale district Inspector of Schools, Wilberforce Nabaasa, noted that most parents have derailed their children’s performance by continuously absenting them to engage in agricultural activities. He adds that this was evidenced by the low turnout of learners at most schools, which the leaders visited.
At St Barnabas Senior Secondary School Karujanga in Katuna town council, the School Head Teacher, Alex Turinawe said that about 400 students had reported to school by midday, out of 1700 expected learners.
At Kamuganguzi primary school in Kamuganguzi Sub County, only 157 pupils had reported to school by 1PM out of over 800 pupils who registered for third term last year. The school head teacher, Irene Tumusiime revealed that 13 out of 18 teachers showed up to teach.
At Kyanamira Primary school in Kyanamira Sub County, the school head teacher Rauben Turyasingura said that 93 pupils out of 654 pupils turned for classes today and 13 out of 18 teachers showed up.