By APN Reporter
The state minister for primary education in Uganda during Thursday commissioned five of the eleven schools which were built in Ibanda district.
Minister Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde who presided over the commissioning function on behalf of the minister of education Hon Janet Kataaha Museveni hailed the government for creating a quality study environment for the pupils.
Nansubuga recognized the global partnership for education (GPE) under the Uganda teacher and school effectiveness project (UTSEP) supervised by World Bank for giving them dollars 100 million for all projects in Uganda.
She added that only in Ibanda district, Eleven schools were built on the amount approximate to Shs 7.2 billion.
He tasked the head teacher to take care of the buildings saying that government has done it’s work and any need at school like renovation will be done by parents and the school.
“President will not come back to renovate the cracks when they develop in the structures, it’s the parents who are supposed to be in charge” She said
While at Rwenkobwa primary school in Ibanda North, Minister was inspired by the work done by the old students for constructing staff quarters and and others to copy.
Minister Nansubuga challenged parents for failing to pack food for the children and are expecting first grades. She also cautioned parents to at least buy shoes for the children to be smart among others.
“I can see only pupils with uniforms and shoes sitting in front while those on bare feet and those without uniforms hidden” Minister wondered
The Ibanda district chairperson Mr Melichiadis Kazwengye expressed unhappiness on a number of none performing pupils in first grade yet teachers earn to make sure that his/her pupils pass.
“But it’s unfortunate that when I visit schools, some teachers are making Boda Boda business and others on their shops during class hours” He observed
The Ibanda North county MP Major Guma Gumisiriza hailed the ministry of education and sports for remembering Ibanda district and advised teachers to polish pupils for good grades.
He also warned teachers to focus and love their work which will ease their working relation with pupils.
The schools which were commissioned include Rwenkobwa primary school, Kijongo, Ishongororo, Kemihoko and Kasambya while other six schools will be handled by district authorities.