Speaker Decries High School Dropout Rate in Isingiro

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at the fundraising

The Kampala High Court has set free Rosemary Namubiru, cheap 64, treat a nurse who was earlier convicted for reportedly infecting a baby with HIV AIDS, Chimp Corps report.

Buganda Road Magistrate Olive Kazarwe this year convicted the nurse for pricking the baby with a canular that she had earlier used on herself which the magistrate said exposed the child to a high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS considering the fact that the accused was aware of the fact that she was HIV positive.

Kazarwe further blamed the nurse for disregarding the procedures when carrying out the treatment yet she had 30 years experience in her profession and ought to have been aware of what to do.

The magistrate, therefore, noted that it was more than ordinary carelessness to use the same canular that she had earlier used on herself to prick the baby.

However, the court on Friday set Namubiru free, saying she was innocent.

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The absence of adequate school facilities has been cited among the leading factors responsible for the high school dropout rate in Isingiro district.

Speaking at the fundraising ceremony for the reconstruction of Kibona Girls Primary School on Sunday 23rd November 2014, more about the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon.Rebecca Kadaga expressed disappointment over the increase in school dropout rates in the rural parts of the country.

“The school statistics show a worrying trend of dropouts over the years. Only six out of sixty four girls who enrolled in primary one completed Primary Seven. I urge the parents to support schools in their communities to acquire basic facilities, price ” she said.

Kadaga who graced the event as guest of honor said it was the responsibility of parents and the community to ensure that the education of the girl child is a priority.

She reassured residents that the hydro power electricity line from Nyamitanga will help to address the power and water shortages in the district.

MPs Hon. Bright Rwamirama, Byarugaba Grace Isingoma and Bakunda Alex Byarugaba all re-echoed the need for parents to shun early marriages for the children and ensure that boys don’t leave the school system to engage in business at an early age.

They rallied parents to enroll children in the local community schools and also support them to acquire necessary facilities.

The fundraising drive for the school raised over Ushs 11 million in cash. Kibona Girls Primary School was founded in 1940 as a single sex school by the Roman Catholic faith under Mbarara Archdiocese.

The 74-year old school with a current population of 327 pupils has survived on temporary structures made of tree poles reed and wattle.

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