Education boss calls for aid to remote schools


Kabarole District Education Officer Patrick Rwakaikara has urged NGOs to build accommodation for teachers in hard-to-reach areas.He appealed to Save the Children International to compliment government’s education programmes by constructing staff quarters for teachers working in the remote Katebwa, Kabonero and Karangura sub-counties. Mr Rwakaikara was speaking at the commissioning of a two-classroom block constructed by Save the Children at Mahyoro Primary School in Karangura Sub-county in Kabarole District on Tuesday.

Standard affectedMr Rwakaikara said lack of accommodation for teachers has affected the education standards and academic performance because many teachers have abandoned schools in such places especially mountainous areas.

“When they find no accommodation and walk long distances climbing hills every day to go to school, they abandon the school,” he said.He commended Save the children for building many schools in the district. Save the Children regional manager Samuel Tukei applauded the community and local leaders for maintaining the building.

He reiterated the NGO’s commitment to promote children’s education.Mr Moses Ikagobya, the district vice chairperson, commended Mahyoro Primary School for the good performance in PLE despite being in a remote location. Mahyoro Primary School attained 8 first grades, 10 second grades and one candidate passed in third grade in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.


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