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MUSIC DANCE DRAMA RETURN TO KARAMOJA REGION AFTER TWO YEARS BREAK DUE TO COVID19, 600 PUPILS COMPETE IN MOROTO

 

Pupils of Naweikorot P S practicing before performing

 

MUSIC DANCE DRAMA RETURN TO KARAMOJA REGION AFTER TWO YEARS BREAK DUE TO COVID19, 600 PUPILS COMPETE IN MOROTO

By Timothy Eodu

Over 600 pupils from the different primary schools of Nadunget Sub County have today turned up for the Music Dance and Drama competition to select the best two teams that will represent the sub-county at the district level next week. The competition was held at Kasimeri primary school in Moroto district.

This is the first time the schools are coming together again after two years of the Covid 19 induced lockdown which led to the closure of schools and several strict regulations especially on public gatherings to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Emmanuel Ayenga, a trainer from Nawanatau primary school said they are very prepared and will merge among the best because they were ready. He said it was not easy to engage the pupils in the activity because they had taken a long time without participating.

Pupils of Nawanatau PS preparing

Dennis Apollo Lochan, a choir trainer at Naitakwae primary school however decried that they did not have enough time to practice with the pupils due to Covid restrictions, limited time allocated for co-curricular activities and the recent teacher’s strikes. He said the negative attitude of both some teachers and pupils toward MDD has also greatly affected its performance at his school.

To Dominic Lokutan the Headteacher of Naweikorot primary school in Nadunget Sub County, participating in MDD at this level and excelling in the district would help market the school which is in a more remote village. He added that they came for the competition to showcase their talent amidst several challenges including the lack of instruments, funds and staff to train the music pupils.

Achia Joan, one of the pupils from Nadunget primary school said she is very happy to be part of the performers and is optimistic that they will win.

Daniel Opio, a primary five pupil from Kasimeri primary school said their team had enough time to practice all the items and will present to the best.

Nadunget Sub County has a total of eight (8) primary schools. The competition seeks to choose only two best performing schools that will on the 29th of July compete against other sub-county select teams to form the district representatives.

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