By our reporter
A total of 47 best performers in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations from Ndorwa East constituency in Kabale district have received free mattresses from the area Member of Parliament, Wilfred Niwagaba.
The event that took place at Kabanyonyi Primary School on Saturday was presided over by Bridget Asinga, the Kabale district Vice-Chairperson.
Asinga warned parents in the area against excessive alcoholism which may limit their ability to meet the demands of their families.
“There is a growing tendency of consuming alcohol from sachets in this area which is disastrous to our homes. Imagine what you would achieve if all the money you invest in alcohol is put in the rightful decisions,” she said.
She asked parents to ensure that their children are provided with the expected scholastic materials in order to avoid challenges in their pursuit of Education.
Asinga further asked learners to focus on their studies if they are to be successful in life.
“It hurts for someone who performed well at Primary level to become a nuisance when they get to secondary school. Some tend to prioritise less important things and forget the main purpose for their being in school,” she added.
Johnson Baguma, the Chairperson for Kabale district education committee asked parents to prioritise standard education for their children.
“If you can please make sure that your child accesses the best form of education because the best gift any parent can give their children is education,” said Baguma.
He appealed to parents to be good examples to their children for them to grow up morally upright.
Ndorwa East constituency saw 47 pupils appear in Division One, 634 came in second division while 521 appeared in the third Division in the 2018 PLE Examinations.