Voice of Lango

Lango registers low turn up of learners as first term reopens

6 February 2023, 8:21 pm

Picture of learners attending classes, web photos

By Voice of Lango editorial

There was low turn up of learners in most districts in Lango as the first term of this academic year 2023 reopened today.

In Alebtong district, the District Education Officer, Moses Olwit Ocen said they registered low turn up of learners on the first day of the first term much as a high number of teachers reported to school.

Alebtong DEO, Moses Olwit speaking about low turn up of learners

Sam Opira, the secretary for education and health of Apac district said they equally registered high turn up of learners and teachers this time compared to the past.

Opira said they will also launch an operation next week to arrest parents who have still refused to send their children to school in line with the district education ordinance which is against denying children study opportunities.

However, in Lira district, the district schools inspector Patrick Olwit said there was low turn up of learners although most teachers reported to schools.

In Lira City most schools registered high turn up of learners, and teaching begun normally, according to the city assistant inspector of schools Ogwok Samuel Brown.

But Benson Ario, the head teacher of Lira P7 School said out of 1,200 registered learners, only 413 reported back to school today.

Morris Odung Omara the Dokolo district inspector of schools said there was low turn up of learners in the district although teachers had reported and were ready to teach.

Otuke district chairman Francis Abola said there was both high and low turn up of learners in some schools in the district.

He said they will mobilize parents in Otuke to send their children to school in a bid to improve educational performance of the district.

In Oyam district, the Resident district commissioner Hope Atuhaire said they arrested some children of school going age who were found in markets in Kamdini Sub County but they were released to allow them ample time to report to school.

She said from tomorrow, they will launch an operation to arrest parents whose children are still being held at home at this time that schools have fully reopened.

Atuhaire also asked parents to speak to their children to desist from engaging in acts of homosexuality which is widely spreading.

She said there has been reports about promoters of homosexuality luring students into the vice with promises of huge sums of money.

Oyam RDC, Hope Atuhaire cautioning parents against keeping school going children at home