By Isaac Okello (email@example.com)
The Chairperson of Lango secondary school science teachers in Lango George M. Okwee has expressed concern over poor students’ performance in science subjects in Lango secondary schools despite increment of salary of science teachers.
Okwee who is also the headmaster of Amach Complex Secondary School made the remarks yesterday at Lango College while speaking at the beginning of a five day training of science teachers Competent Based Curriculum.
Okwee noted that the government did its part to increase salary for science teachers but it’s unfortunate that science subjects are being poorly done compared to arts subjects that its teachers did not get salary increments.
He challenged schools like Doctor Obote College , Lango College and Comboni College among others that were renowned for good performance of their students in science subjects to improve performance of their students in science subjects.
Okwee noted that the government is focusing on science training in a bid to promote innovation and technological development.
Kizito Obua, who is a member of the Lango science teachers association called on science teachers to share challenges they are facing with their head teachers in a bid to improve science teaching in their schools.
Masaba Nasur Mwamba, a trainer for Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers program SESEMAT advised mathematics teachers in Lango if possible to use local language to teach mathematics in a bid to make it easy for students to grasp concepts.
Meanwhile, the head teacher of Lango College Sam Bob Okino said they have reduced fees since many parents in the region are grappling with economic hardship.