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Government Urged To boost Rural Education

The advice was given Mityana Diocese’s retired Bishop, Dunstun Bukenya at a thanksgiving ceremony for Primary Seven candidates for Kampala Parents School.

Bishop Bukenya stressed that the quality of education in rural areas in poor compared to urban centres attributing this to poor funding by government of the former.

“Pupils in rural schools lack facilities like good books, libraries and classrooms. The schools also lack good teachers on top of lack of exposure by the pupils which does not favour learning” stressed the retired Bishop.

He added, “Children walk long distances bare footed, miss breakfast and lunch compared to those in urban areas who are well fed on top of being dropped at schools by their parents. Some of them offer transport for the children to and from school.”

Bukenya further applauded privately owned schools in the country for assisting government in provision of educational services to the country.

The Bishop called upon pupils to be confident while writing their exams and urged them to always reach out to the Almighty to help them.

“I warn you never to get involved in exam malpractice which would cause you problems,” advised Bukenya.

The school Principal, Daphine Kato urged to always work hard in life in order to attain their goals.


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