Grace Bekunda to support Rwesasi primary school with sets of exams.

By Sophan Niwamanya

Hon. Ankunda Grace Bekunda, the aspiring woman MP for Kabale District, has promised unwavering support to primary seven pupils at Rwesasi Primary School by providing them with two sets of exams every term. This commitment follows public concerns over the school’s dismal performance in the 2023 PLE exams.

Addressing Christians during the induction of Rev. Asiimwe Michael and Ms. Patience at Rwesasi C.O.U in Rwesasi Village, Rwesasi Parish, Kaharo sub-county, Kabale district, under the Diocese of Kigezi, Bekunda emphasized the paramount importance of education in shaping a child’s future.

Bekunda added that the church-founded schools, which used to perform exceptionally well, have experienced a decline in final exam results, which is a cause for concern. He urged the public to shoulder the responsibility to help these schools regain their former performance levels and called upon teachers to exert more effort in educating the future children of Uganda.

Deputy Headteacher Asiimwe Herbert expressed gratitude to Hon. Grace Ankunda Bekunda for her pledge to support the school with exam sets. 

He noted the school’s poor performance in the 2023 UPE exams, with no candidates achieving division one. Challenges such as students being lured to private schools with promises of scholarships and high rates of absenteeism were cited as contributing factors.

Rev. Ven. Mitanga Barigye of Kizinga Archdeaconry C.O.U urged parents to prioritize their children’s education in today’s competitive world. Additionally, he encouraged income-generating projects to support community development.

Ven. Mitanga emphasized the importance of respecting and cooperating with both religious and political leaders for community development, urging the public to embody the principles of Jesus Christ in their daily lives.