Government has threatened to take action against head teachers who fail to optimally utilize facilities that the government often send to schools to aid learning of pupils.
This was revealed by the Ass Commissioner Primary Education Dr Tony C Lusambu during the flagging off of a consignment of education materials worth 1.2 billion shillings to benefit over 600 UPE schools in the 10 districts.
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These are some of the education materials being dispatched to some of the poor performing UPE Schools.
These materials worth 1.2 billion shillings will benefit 624 UPE schools in the 22 districts of Kibaale, Buliisa , Ofaka, Bundibugyo , Nakasongola, Pader, Gulu among others.
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The Ass Commissioner Primary Education Dr Tony C Lusambu warned head teachers who fail to optimally utilize facilities that the government often send to schools to aid learning of pupils in disguise of not exposing these materials to children in fear of spoiling them
According to Dr Lusambu, the ministry visited some up country schools that opted to keep the donated education materials in boxes depriving pupils of their right to utilize these materials to aid their studies.
He says the ministry will not hesitate to take away these education materials from those who keep them and give it to those who can utilize them.
Lusambu adds that the donation will boost education in the selected areas whom he describes as the poorly performing districts where pupils had no access to current curriculum books.
World Vision National Director Gilbert Kamanga says the 35 million US dollars investment is geared at improving the quality of Education in Ugandan Schools by focusing on the reading skills and also increasing the retention for children in schools by ensuring that no child drops out of School.
The consignment of Education Materials is expected to boost Education in Ugandan Schools for a period of 2016-2020 ahead of the strategy to improve the reading skills and ensuring that no child drops out of School.