By: Weswa Ronnie
As Sironko hosts the 57th National Independence Celebrations this year, parents want the government to commit itself towards the construction of better structures in the primary schools.
The schools include Nabodi Primary School(Zesui Sub County), Bumatofu Primary School(Buhugu Sub County), Bumasifwa Primary School(Bumasifwa Sub County) and Bumadibira Primary School in Bunyafa Sub County. The schools have inadequate or no permanent class room structures.
Christopher Wadidi, the chairperson school management committee at Bumadibira Primary school says that with a population of more than 500 pupils from primary one to seven, the school has only four permanent classrooms. The remaining structures are temporally and in a dilapidated state.
Alice Alupo the headteacher Bumadibira primary school says that because of the dilapidated structures, the pupils’ number has kept on reducing every term. She says despite notifying the Sub County and District authorities, no action has been taken.
Wilson Nasina the headteacher Nabondi primary school wants the government to consider schools in such a state for hard to reach funding.
Eve Kayegi an aspirant for the Sironko Woman Parliamentary seat donated mathematical sets to the primary seven candidates in the affected schools. Kayegi urged District leaders to notify President Yoweri Museveni about the plight of the schools for action. She also called for responsible parenting so as to have academically upright children.
Moses Nambale the Sironko District Education Officer declined to comment on the matter
This year’s independence day celebrations will be held in the Sironko town council come 9th October this year under the theme ”Consolidation of National Unity, Security, Freedom, and Prosperity ”.