THE Bishop of Ankole Diocese, Rt. Rev. George Tibesigwa, has asked the Government to encourage parents to contribute to Universal Primary Education (UPE).
He said the Government should allow parents to contribute to the feeding of their children at school.
â€œIf there is no careful development of these children by feeding them well, you can produce criminals because hungry people are angry people,â€ he said.
Tibesigwa warned parents to stop conniving with sub-county chiefs who forge birth certificates and force their children into marriage when still young.
He said this on Thursday, at the Silver Jubilee celebrations for Nyakayojo Secondary School in Mbarara.
The Minister of Education and Sports, Geraldine Bitamazire, said President Yoweri Museveni was committed to addressing challenges in education.
Bitamazire said Museveni wanted ideas on how to address the issue of school feeding, which was submitted to his office.
She advised those who could to directly take their ideas to the President and those who could not to channel their ideas through the education ministry.
The Mbarara district vice-chairman, Steven Kamanyire, demanded that the decision to cut 25% of the capitation grant be revised. Bitamazire said the grant was reduced because some schools had ghost students.
Parents urged to contribute to UPE