April 15, 2024

School Authorities struggle to secure desks ahead of P.L.E

Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)


The authorities of schools in Adyaka and Abongorwot parishes in Agali sub county, Lira District are struggling to secure desks for the primary seven candidates who are expected to sit for their primary leaving examinations next week.

During the monitoring of the progress of learning and state of preparedness for the schools, the local leaders were shocked to find that primary schools in Abongorwot have a total of 54 desks, yet the total number of pupils surpasses the number of desks’

At Adyaka primary school, there are only 86 desks, which do not match the number of registered candidates; the same center is also used by the candidates of Olil primary school because the latter do not have a center number.

The Chairperson Local Council 111 of Agali subcounty Alex Okello says they have engaged the leadership of Amach Complex to support the schools with inadequate desks with atleast 123 desks.

In the last financial year, Lira District earmarked funds to procure 160 desks which will be distributed to the four schools struggling with inadequate desks.

The Vice Chairperson of Lira District who is also the leader of government business in council told Voice of Lango Fm that the desks that priority will be given to schools that have the lowest number of desks.

Omara adds that the education department has already identified the struggling schools though he didn’t confirm whether schools in Adyaka and Abongorwot will be among the beneficiaries.