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Kadaga Warns On Thematic School Curriculum

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But Speaker Kadaga, while recently addressing participants at the Day of the African Child celebrations for Kamuli district held at Nawansaso, expressed strong objection to the arrangement.

“I am really concerned over the new system of teaching students in the local languages. These languages are not examinable and this puts pupils in the rural areas at a big disadvantage,” she said.

The Speaker also noted the decline in the mastery of the English language in schools, with several pupils in the candidate classes not able to express themselves.

“Pupils need to read more often to improve their language skills. The current trend will create two classes of citizens; those who can express themselves (in English) and those who cannot,” Hon. Kadaga warned.

The Speaker also decried the rampant defilement and early marriages recorded in Busoga region with reports indicating Mayuge district had 40 underage girls impregnated and out of school.

Meanwhile school children have attacked parents for what they termed as neglect of duty and responsibility.

In a petition presented to the Speaker and through several drama skits, the pupils showcased social cultural and economic practices that are harmful to their welfare.

They preached love, respect and the abolition of corporal punishment from the school system.

Kamuli district in partnership with Plan International and other development partners will soon embark on an aggressive programme to feed all school children in the district to improve retention and attendance.


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