Karimajong chief does the inconceivable at a dinner
It was set to be like all other dinners and nothing spectacular was expected. But no one saw this coming; since it was off-script. The dinner, which had been organised by Fields of Life (FOL), at Imperial Royale, took a unique historic turn when one of the chiefs in Karamoja – Chief Peter Adei got to speak. What he did has never been seen anywhere on a dinner!
What did he do, you ask? Check out your weekly Mwalimu pullout in Wednesday's New Vision paper.
'75% of schools don’t have adequate latrines'
The latest World Health Organisation surveys in Uganda reveals that 75% of the schools in the country do not adequate sanitation and separate toilets for girls.
This means that several schools, even those with latrines, are falling short of the required pupil to stance ratio.
With the introduction of Universal Primary Education (UPE), the enrolment rose to 5.2 million pupils. This meant that pupil to latrine cubicle ratio shot up to a shocking 700:1.
However, it has now normalised to about 70 pupils to one stance; much as it falls short of the expected 1:50 official requirement.
The poor pupil to latrine stance ratio in primary schools is majorly associated with inadequate budget allocation to school sanitation by local authorities, collapsing latrines due to poor workmanship and unstable soil structure. This has led to open defecation inside and outside the latrines. Details of the story are in the pullout.
Managing adult children who never want to leave their parents’ homes?
Lately, it is not surprising to find families where grown children live with their parents in the same house. You would think these young adults are jobless, so they live with their ‘funders’; but no. Many are gainfully employed and some even drive to work, and then drive right back at home either after work or from the pub or fellowship where they go after work. What can you do, as a parent, to handle such a situation? Just read what our parenting counselor has to say. It's all in Mwalimu.
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