Friday, 5 October 2012

Kasese Celebration of Uganda's 50 years of independence starts

A special week of activities for Kasese District to mark Uganda’s golden jubilee Independence celebrations was on Wednesday launched  by Kasese District Development Network (KADDENET) on behalf of civil society. (KADDENET) has organized a number of activities to be carried out during the week among which is Education symposium, the cleaning activity and Independence dinner.

The symposium was sponsored by RWECO. it was marked by the matching exercise in which primary pupils from four primary schools participated. The symposium was then held at Virina gardens Hotel with a number of papers presented concerning education of Kasese in the past, present and the future.
pupils on match around kasese town
An education analysis paper presented by the senior District Education Officer Constantine Baluku was adopted by the stakeholders after it highlight the sector’s problems that include poor facilities, low academic performances, understaffing among others.
The representative of the Kasese district chairman, the secretary for production and marketing John Businge who was also the cheif guest said there is need for consorted efforts of leaders at all a level to improve the education standards.


Businge said the District Local Government has tried its best in building staff quarters for schools in the hard to reach areas, and pit latrines every financial.
He called upon stakeholders like the Rwenzururu Kingdom to sensitize the people on food security because hungry children will never study well.

Participants recommended that the ministry of education should change the curriculum from theoretical but rather be more of practical in order to enhance children’s’ skills at a lower stage.
A blind student from Saad s.s demonstrating his skill during the symposium
They also asked the district leadership to mobilize for financial and material support from local investors to the special needs schools to improve on their facilities to suit the needs of the children.
Other activities for the independence week included town cleaning and neighborhood assemblies in the municipality today, independence dinar on October 8th and also jubilee celebrations at Nyakasanga playground on Independence Day. 

Disabled pupils from Rukooki modle school demonstrating their skills