MP: Parents Neglecting Pupils in Gov’t Schools

School pupils in Uganda

After 13-hours of travelling from Kampala, sickness to Entebbe International Airport through Doha, recipe Qatar, Uganda national football team, The Cranes, have finally arrived in Casablanca, Morocco ahead of their crucial 2015 Afcon qualifier against Guinea on Wednesday.

The indomitable players await the clash which will determine its participation in the Africa Cup of Nations since 1978.

Uganda successfully conquered the deadly Ghana at Namboole to Saturday with a superb header from Savio Kabugo.

FUFA said in a brief statement on Monday the determined Cranes team were delayed at the Casablanca International Airport for another one hour before they headed straight to the Hotel Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & Spa where they had a quick lunch.

Edgar Watson, FUFA’s Chief Executive Officer who travelled as an advance party was at the Airport to receive the team.

“We are here for a serious mission and we must achieve it,” midfielder Tony Mawejje told on arrival.

Kabugo said he hopes he can get on the score sheet again.

Uganda Cranes who last qualified for Afcon 36 years ago are second in Group E and need a win or draw to qualify for the finals to take place in Equatorial Guinea.

The Black Stars of Ghana lead the Group on eight points, while Uganda has a point less.

The team arrived at 8am (Morocco Time) 11 am (EAST).

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic took his boys through drills at 3.30pm (Morocco time, 6.30pm EAST) at Raja Casablanca sports complex.

Edgar Watson played a key role in laying the ground for the team’s arrival in Morocco.
The Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magyezi has urged parents to provide their children with enough scholastic materials.

Magyezi noted that most parents no longer support their children especially in UPE schools saying pupils are belonging to government.

While speaking to parents of Kabande primary school in Nyabubare Sub County on Sunday, story Magyezi urged parents to invest in educating their children as one way of eliminating crimes and domestic violence in the society.

He also tipped parents to encourage their children embrace technical education that so as to acquire skills that would help them in building a brighter future.

Uganda’s Universal Primary Education (UPE), viagra 40mg which begun in 1996, is the brain child of President Yoweri Museveni.

Museveni said then he believes in the transformation and modernisation of society through the elimination of illiteracy and the provision of Education For All – irrespective of one’s gender, disability or any other categorisation.

In practice, the UPE programme is not universal, but has a realistic tendency towards universality.

Government says the programme has helped to bring to light the enormous challenges of providing education for all and the special challenges of providing education to children with disabilities; increased funding for primary schools; reduced illiteracy rates – especially amongst children with disabilities and increased supply of building and instructional materials to schools.

However, critics say the policy emphasises the mainstreaming of all categories of children. Profoundly Deaf children are not yet benefiting much from the scheme.

Emphasis is on day schools – children with visual and physical disabilities are finding it increasingly difficult to travel for long distances to and from school on a daily basis.

Mobility aids like crutches, wheel chairs and white canes are not provided for in the programme. Neither is the physical environment in most schools accessible.

Special education teachers in areas such as Deaf education, Sign Language, visual and mental impairment are inadequate and non-existent in most primary schools.

The classrooms are always too congested. In some areas classes are conducted under mango trees.

But government says parents need to provide food and other necessities to their children to facilitate a conduce learning atmosphere.

By Job Namanya Apuuli – Bushenyi


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