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Children at a nursery school in Kasese before lock-down



A total of 100 nursery school teachers from Mahango, Karusandara, Maliba, Bugoye and the Central Division of Kasese Municipality are at Kamaiba Youth Center undergoing a fresher training ahead of the reopening of schools.

Tangu Utoto Foundation, a Non-Government Organization based in Kasese has organized the training aimed at ensuring that Nursery teachers go back to teach the learners while handling the children professionally.

The foundation’s communication’s officer, Ibrahim Kirindiru believes that as government plans to reopen schools, teachers need to get prepared to offer effective and quality education.

Kirindiru said in an interview that they have been offering training to nursery teachers since 2018 and at least a good number of teachers have benefited from the training.

He added that they are targeting children below eight years and was optimistic that the increasing number of teachers who have so far attended their training would help the community by providing quality education.

According to Kirindiru, at the end of the five days, teachers will walk away with skills of handling learners who have been out of school since March 2020.

He asked the participants to ensure that all children irrespective of their social, economic, ethnic or political background get the opportunity to fully explore their educational potential.

The Kasese Municipal Education Officer, Emmy Mwesige Kairi cautioned the teachers
against giving corporal punishments to the children.

He added that it would be a great chance to have a reasonable number of learners back in their respective schools since most of them may drop out.

Carolyn Nabwire, a Nursery teacher at Izinga SDA Nursery and primary school in Maliba Sub-county said that they were ready to welcome the learners back and teach them according to the approved academic calendar.

She asked the parents to fully play their distinguished roles including providing scholastic materials and paying school fees.

John Kavuma, another Nursery school teacher at Blessed Angel Nursery and Primary school hailed Tangu Utoto Foundation for reminding them of their cordial role of teaching the learners.

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