Pupil helps school get a latrine

Tororo- Namwaya Primary School in Nagongera Sub-county in Tororo District, where a Primary One pupil recently confronted the district chairperson over lack of a pit-latrine, has finally got one.

Daring move
The pupil, Messy Omalla, surprised his school assembly when he tasked the district chairperson Emmanuel Osuna to explain why his school operates without a pit-latrine.

Mr Osuna acknowledged the problem and pledged to intervene but blamed it on the laxity of the school management committee.

Namwaya Primary School has a population of more than 800 pupils.

While handing over a newly constructed five stanza pit-latrine to the school authorities last Friday, Mr Osuna appealed to the school to be creative so as to lobby for services from various sources other than waiting to embarrass leaders on situations which they are directly responsible.

“I thank the pupil for being brilliant enough to voice out the pressing need, which the school administrators had been hiding and for his brilliance, I also reward him with a school uniform but the head teacher should explain as to why for all this long, there has been no pit latrine in the school,” Mr Osuna said, adding that the pupil could have been coached on what to say.

Parents told
Tororo RDC Bessey Modesta Ajilong appealed to the parents to ensure that they provide mid day meals to their children to avoid circumstances in which children study on empty stomachs.

She urged members of the community to embrace girl-child education as a collective measure to curb poverty, disease and ignorance among households.


SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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