BY ALEX BALUKU
KASESE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 04, 2022
The Kasese District Woman Member of Parliament, Florence Kabugho has supported some best performers in last year’s primary leaving examinations with mattresses, bed sheets and blankets.
She said the 18 beneficiaries were mostly from hard-to-reach primary schools from Busongora North County.
Kabugho said she decided to reward the best performers as a means of encouraging those in the non-candidate classes to also work hard when they enter the candidate class and compete for her support.
To the people who intend to acquire vocational skills, the legislator stressed that she had secured a room at Kabatunda trading centre that would house a skills training centre to benefit the school dropouts and the young mothers.
Kabugho appealed to the parents to prioritize taking their children to school as institutions of learning reopen on January 10, 2022.
Charles Maate Masanduku, the LC3 Chairperson for Kyabarungira sub-county described the donation by Kabugho as a surprise to them, saying that it was the first time an MP had done so in their area.
He informed the MP the recent creation of Kirabaho town council has left Kyabarungira without a secondary school because Kibanzanga secondary school now falls in the new administrative unit.
Masanduku asked the MP to push for establishment of a government secondary school in Kyabarungira inline with the policy to have a secondary school in every sub-county.
Meanwhile Zulaika Kikusa, the head teacher for Bughendero Primary School, noted that despite having an overwhelming number of learners, schools that are located in the mountainous areas are facing a number of challenges including inadequate sanitary facilities.
She said for instance Bughendero primary school enrolls more than 1,000 pupils but the school only has one four-stance latrine that pupils have to line up when they go for long call.
Kikusa appealed to the woman MP to work with the Kasese district education officials and the district council to improve sanitary facilities for learners and staff members.