KAMPALA City Council (KCC) and the education ministry have realised the need to improve reading and writing, which they say has deteriorated in most schools.
Addressing parents, teachers and over 130 pupils from the five divisions of Kampala during a reading and writing competition at Buganda Road Primary School, recently, Annet Galiwango, KCCâ€™s education secretary, said it is necessary to review reading and writing in schools to improve skills.
She said with the ministryâ€™s new policy of promoting pupils automatically, teachers should assist students to acquire reading and writing skills to maintain quality.
The competition, the first of its kind in Kampala division, was started by Rubaga division to promote literacy.
Handing over certificates to the best pupils in reading and writing, Juma Walusimbi, the communications manager of Bank of Uganda, urged the ministry to emphasis thematic programmes in schools to promote literacy.
Walusimbi urged parents to encourage their children to read with them.
â€œIf you are reading a newspaper, let your child read with you,â€ he said.
KCC to improve reading, writing