NTUNGAMO- Poor performance in Universal Primary Education (UPE) Schools has been attributed to curriculum discrepancies among other issues in Ntungamo Municipality.
According to the Ntungamo Municipality Education Officer Ms Turigye Gladys, most of the teachers don’t complete the syllabus in time which affects pupils when it comes to the National examinations.
Ms Turigye urged the head teachers, teachers and all school stakeholders to cooperate and work together to ease the work of teachers in a bid to address the gaps within the curriculum so as to prepare pupils for better results.
She made remarks while facilitating a three day training of head teachers, teachers and school management committees for public primary schools in Ntungamo Municipality held in the District council Hall.
She warned them against the excuse of little resources that may stifle the smooth running of the schools noting that resources are ever limited but creativity is unlimited.
The Bishop South Ankole Diocese the Rt Rev Nathan Ahimbisibwe advised teachers to be good shepherds who were called to educate and sharpen Ugandan children for a brighter future.
Bishop Ahimbisibwe reminded them that a good shepherd is the one who protects pupils from evil acts and who work regardless of payment in return rather than hired shepherds who work for pay.
The District Resident Commissioner Ntungamo George Bakunda called upon head teachers and teachers to appreciate the government for the salary increment though it was not enough but explained to them that money has never been enough.
Bakunda asked them to cooperate and engage pupils with relevant work as they prepare them for final sitting.
The curate Sacred Heart Ntungamo Town catholic parish Rev Fr Richard Beinomugisha advocated for unity and transparency as the only way to foster education standards in public schools.
The training attracted Kikoni SDA P/S, Maato Muslim P/S, Ruhoko P/S and others will be trained next week.
Other facilitators were principal Accountant Nuwamanya Bannex Dan, Human Resource Officer Katusiime David Kabaka, senior Inspector of schools Nabaasa Gordon Basheka and Sheikh Abdullah Yunus Rwahame.
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