NEWS- Amidst challenges that the education sector faced countrywide at all levels during the course of 2nd term, primary seven candidates on Friday 5th August 2022 completed their Mock examinations.
Learners in Primary and Secondary schools across the country were on 15th June 2022 were left stranded after their Arts teachers embarked on a nationwide strike over government’s failure to honor it’s promise on salary enhancement.
The industrial action came at a time when the education sector was grappling to recover from the effects caused by Covid-19 which saw schools close for over two years.
Skyrocketing prices on commodities especially maize flour, beans, stationery and other school necessities also affected their operation across the country.
According to the Chairperson Rukiga District Private Schools who is also the Director Muhanga Golden School Akampurira Oscar, most of the Private primary schools have seen their candidates sit for their mock exams as some of them had already been sent home and that parents made it possible for them to come for their examinations.
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Asked why some schools opted to send school learners early before the holiday’s time, Oscar confirmed to us that school stores went out of stock making it hard to sustain students for quite a long time.
“We had to send students home early because prices on most things we use at schools, such as posho, beans, papers, chalk, went high without leaving teachers’ salaries making it very expensive for us to meet all necessities in schools” Akampurira noted.
He also observed that the third term would be a hectic term as schools need to work very hard to compensate for the lost time in this concluded term.
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The inspector of Schools Rukiga District Karungi Jackson Bimbona confirmed to www.theinformerug.com that candidates who registered have all sat for Mock exams.
He also said that even when teachers went to the industrial action, they worked very hard when they reported back.
“It was a bit worrying moment on how children would utilize the little time they had after the teachers strike, but when teachers called off their industrial action, they seriously focused on teaching the Uganda children” said by Karungi Jackson.
He thanked parents, guardians and teachers for working hand in hand so that school going Children can meet their learning rights.
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According to the schools calendar, third term will begin on Monday, September 5th, 2022, for a duration of 14 weeks until December 9th, 2022.