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MDD: Mbale and Bududa to represent the region in National “luwengele” Competition

Mbale’s Hadasa and Bududa’s Shikhuyu to represent luwengele zone on nationals

Hadasa and Shikhuyu Needy Care Nursery and Primary School are the two schools that are to represent luwengele zone on nationals in Gulu.

The music dance and drama competition that were declared today were conducted in Magale sub county Namisindwa district at Magale Mixed Primary school.

In the competitions that started on Monday 12th August 2019 ended on Tuesday 13th August 2019 .

The eight schools battling we’re Sibuse from Namisindwa , Hadasah and Bumageni from Mbale main, Mbale police Primary school from Mbale municipality, Busumbu Primary school from Manafwa district , Shikhuyu Needy from Bududa , Bugwagi Primary school , Masila Primary school from Sironko and Bulambuli.

Hadasa from Mbale main got 884 points, Shikhuyu Needy care from Bududa got 871, Sibuse were third with 827 points, Bumageni army from Mbale fourth with 825, Mbale police from Mbale municipalty were fifth with 818, Bugwagi from Sironko sixth ,Busumu and Masira with 778 and 752 respectively.

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Nabulo Asks Parents To Support Their Children’s Talents.

Mafabi Asha Nabulo a woman MP aspirant for Sironko district has called upon parents to always be supportive in developing their children’s talents

she said this today as she paid a visit to pupils of Bugwagi primary school who are currently representing Sironko district in the ongoing regional school music competitions being help at Magale mixed primary school in Namisidwa district.

Nabulo also reminded parents and teachers that had gathered to watch the competitions that it’s their roles to nature and mold children in what they want them to be.

she also cautioned parents against curtailing their children talents saying that some parents do not want to see their children get involved in sports and co-curricular activities at school yet it’s through such activities that they can realize their talents to help them shape their future.

Nabulo also called upon the pupils to be disciplined as its the key to success. She also donated food and cash items to help them through the competition.

The other women in the race for Sironko woman MPs eat include the incumbent Nambozo Florence, Hilder Nadunga, Fiona Banga, Femia Wadada, and Robina wamanga.

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Parents Strike Over Headteacher Transfer -School Gardens Destroyed.

By: Weswa Ronnie

Parents of Bukise Primary, a government-aided School in Bukise Sub County; Sironko District today destroyed school crops in protest of a decision to transfer the headteacher Emma Wangwe.

Moses Gamasho the Chairperson School Management Committee says the protest started after some parents got information that a new headteacher Beatrice Nandudu had been brought to replace Emma Wangwe. The angry parents then descended on the school garden and destroyed crops that included bananas, cassava, beans and maize among others.

Wilberforce Wandela and Patrick Mulyalya who are parents at the school told Elgon FM that they are opposed to the proposal of transferring the headteacher Emma Wangwe. They claim Wangwe has increased pupil numbers and the school registered six children in second grade in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.

Simon Masaba the LCII chairperson for Bukise parish says they are not willing to work with the new headteacher. Masaba has threatened to close the head teacher’s office if the authorities insist on bringing Beatrice Nandudu.

Moses Nambale the Sironko District Education Officer has called for calmness saying they have halted plans of transferring the headteacher as a result of the threats by parents.

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School Boss Arrested For Falsifying students Enrolment.

By Weswa Ronnie 

Moses Nabigwa the headteacher of Bubolo secondary school Masaba Sub County in Sironko district has been arrested for falsifying the enrolment of students.

According to Isaac Lulaba Wangwe the resident district commission of Sironko, Nabigwa was picked by police yesterday after him ordering the arrest.

He adds that the arrest follows the report he was given by the district education department showing that enrolment of the students under universal secondary education at Bubolo secondary school is one hundred and thirty-eight (138) as stated by the headteacher yet the actual number is fifty-eight (58) students.

Lulaba also described this as corruption of the highest order, Nabigwa is currently detained at Sironko CPS while investigations are still ongoing before being charged with embezzlement.

However, he urged other headteachers in the Sironko district to desist from similar vices to stop unless the law will catch up with them.   

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Row Over Girlfriends Between Mbale Rival Schools Enters Day Two.

At least 50 students of Mbale Secondary School are admitted in various health facilities in Mbale after choking in teargas fired by police in a fight that has been ongoing for two days.

     
According to information obtained by the media, the fight between the students of the two rival schools started on Tuesday when a gang of students from Nkoma SS beat up their colleagues from Mbale SS. over girlfriends.

‘’We have decided that from today we don’t want any boy from Mbale high school or Nkoma ss to date any girl from Mbale ss every school has girls let them date from there’’. Said, one student.

Rival gangs from the two schools clashed sulking in their colleagues from Mbale High School. The fracas lasted for close to two hours grinding all activities in the school to a halt.

A team of police officers led by Mbale District Police Commander, Fred Ahimbisibwe fired the teargas to stop clashes between Mbale SS students and their arch-rivals of Nkoma SS. Several students collapsed as a result of the choking effect of the teargas forcing teachers to use their private cars to ferry them to hospital.

The students are spread in Mbale regional hospital, Vienna Medical care, Cure Children’s Centre and, Joy Hospice Hospital among others.  The majority of teargas victims are female students.  

Siraji Masa, the Head Prefect Mbale SS, says the fight started on Wednesday when some students from Nkoma SS attacked those of Mbale SS and snatched their bags.

Efforts to get a comment from the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson were futile as his known phone number was switched off. 

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Seven Pupils Receive Bursaries In Sironko

Seven pupils from Seeds of Hope Day and Boarding Primary School in Busulanai Sub County, Sironko district have received bursaries from Asha Mafabi Nabulo Foundation.

The bursaries worth one million Uganda shilling were handed over to the school headteacher Hassan Nakigoga by Asha Mafabi Nabulo the director of the foundation.

The children who received the bursaries include; Nachwawo  John (P1), Nagudi Shamina (P2), Gidongo Alex (P3), Nandudu Mercy (P4), Buzaza  Yowana (P4)  Magomu  Iddi of (P6) and Wedeza  Mosses  (P7).  

According to Nabulo, bursaries are part of her plan that aims at supporting bright but needy pupils in schools.

Hassan Nakigoga the School Headteacher welcomed the bursaries saying leaders need to emulate Nabulo’s plan if the education sector in Sironko is to be boosted.

Nabulo will contest for the Sironko District Woman Parliamentary seat in the 2021 elections. Others in the race include incumbent Florence Nambozo Mayoga(NRM), Hilda Nadunga (NRM), Eva Kayegi(Independent), Robinah Wamanga (FDC) and Femiar Wadada (Independent).

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Sironko Parent’s Schools to host all candidates starting next term

Students in candidate classes at Sironko Parent’s School, Mutufu Campus will be in boarding section effective next term, the school head teacher Swaibu Welikhe has revealed.

Welikhe revealed this at a welcome party for senior one and five students at the school campus on Saturday. Welikhe says the having all candidates in boarding will boost academic concentration levels and therefore post better results in this year’s national examinations.

Isaiah Sasaga the Managing Director Sironko Parents’ School says most parents have welcomed the plan. 

Dan Weduku one of the parents says candidates need to concentrate and having them in boarding will improve their performance

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20,000 UPE Children Drop Out In Jinja, DEO Says

MORE than 20,000 children enrolled under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme in Jinja district have dropped out of school, the District Education Officer has said, reports Moses Nampala.

MORE than 20,000 children enrolled under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme in Jinja district have dropped out of school, the District Education Officer has said, reports Moses Nampala. Mr Abraham Were said out of the 87,000 children enrolled in 82 primary schools since the inception of the UPE in 1997, 26,000 children no longer attend school.

Were said this on Thursday during a four-day capacity building workshop on education attended by district local councillors held at Annethworth hotel, in Jinja.

The workshop organised by the Ministry of Education, through the district education office, was aimed at educating stakeholders in the education sector on roles and identifying strategies to enhance education standards. Ends

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Ministry of Education Donates Car To Lira District

The Ministry of Education and Sports has donated a new Isuzu Pick-up and a Laptop computer to the education department to ensure improvement in education in Lira district.By Ali Mao The Ministry of Education and Sports has donated a new Isuzu Pick-up and a Laptop computer to the education department to ensure improvement in education in Lira district. The Minister of State for primary education, Mrs. Namirembe Bitamazire handed over the car to Lira deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Ben Ogwete Otim, at the ministry headquarters. The Lira LC5 boss, James Obua Otoa, said the donation was in line with the government programme under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) to improve the deterriorating standard of education in the district. “This vehicle has been donated to facilitate the education department, it should not be associated with politics. I am urging the concerned authorities to make sure they put the vehicle to proper use as instructed by the ministry,” Obua said. He urged the District Education Officer to take advantage of the facilities with the aim of improving education in the district. Obua thanked the ministry for the donation. The deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Ben Ogwete warned the education department against reckless handling of facilities which will advance academics in the schools. He said the facilities should be monitered. Ends

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Uganda gets sh360b from Global Partnership for Education

The First Lady who had accompanied President Yoweri Museveni to the UN General Assembly said while at UNGA, she held a meeting with the Chairperson Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Julian Gillard.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has given Uganda a grant of $100m about sh360b>

“I appreciate the support rendered by the Global Partnership for Education towards strengthening education systems in Uganda,” Education minister Janet Museveni said.

The First Lady who had accompanied President Yoweri Museveni to the UN General Assembly said while at UNGA, she held a meeting with the Chairperson Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Julian Gillard. 

“We talked about the $100 million Global Partnership for Education Grant for Uganda and the possible opportunity to trigger another partnership,” she said.

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