Two teachers of Nalunya government Primary school in Kyamuliibwa Sub County, Kalungu district have resigned before completing the school syllabus, leaving 51 pupils of primary seven dumbfounded.
Primary seven candidates at Nalunya government Primary school in Kyamuliibwa Sub County, in Kalungu district are stranded after two teachers resigned without completing the syllabus.
Charles Mubangizi, a P7 English teacher and Arthur Bonny Ssebwaana, Social Studies teachers resigned early this term, citing poor pay.
Cotilda Nanyombi, the school deputy head teacher says the duo tendered in their resignation at the beginning of this term citing unbearable working conditions.
But the resignations have left 51 P.7 candidates stuck ahead of the Primary Leaving Examinations scheduled for November 2nd and 3rd.
A short interview with some of the candidates shows that none of them could construct a sentence in English.
Muhammad Ssebuggo, who was declared the best student in the Mock examinations, says he is ill prepared for the English and Social Studies papers.
Mariam Menha, the Kalungu district Education officer and Lillian Nakamatte, the Chief Administrative officer told URN on Thursday that they have not received any resignation letters from the said teachers. Menha says she will investigate and ensure the school gets a replacement soon.
Joseph Ssewungu, the Kalungu West Member of Parliament claims that over 400 primary seven pupils in his constituency are not ready to sit for PLE, because they have not been studying.
He identified some of the schools as Busoga mixed primary school, Peter and Ann primary school and New Kalungu West..
Ssewungu claims that he has found out that the pupils in these schools have not been prepared enough because their teachers lost morale.
// Cue in: “P.7 they cannot speak English……”
Cue out: “……determines development of the country.”//
At Busoga Primary school which has 21 pupils in primary seven, only one pupil could construct a sentence in the English language.
Eid Bwanika, the P7 class teacher says the pupils have a problem of comprehending questions because they can’t speak English.
// Cue in: “The problem we have……”
Cue out: “……it is also a problem.”//
# # #
nalunya primary school teachers
busoga primary school
primary seven candidates not ready for ple
mp ssewungu gonzaga
upe schools not teaching