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Parents asked to support feeding in schools

By Vision Reporter

Added 17th March 2018 12:32 PM

According to Ocen, poor performance and increasing dropout rates in the district were a result of the parents' laxity to embrace feeding of children in schools.

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According to Ocen, poor performance and increasing dropout rates in the district were a result of the parents' laxity to embrace feeding of children in schools.

PIC: Ocen speaking in Obalanga sub-county (Credit: Patrick Eteu)

By Patrick Eteu

AMURIA - The MP for Kapelebyong County in Amuria district, Julius Ocen, has asked parents to embrace a feeding programme in schools.

According to Ocen, poor performance and increasing dropout rates in the district were a result of the parents' laxity to embrace feeding of children in schools.

Ocen made the remarks during the district’s belated Women’s Day celebrations held on Friday at Obalanga Primary School, Obalanga sub-county.

He emphasised that parents can contribute food items such as cassava, potatoes and beans to enhance feeding in schools.

Ocen was optimistic that parents’ intervention in matter would yield fruits that will uplift the academic performance of learners in Amuria district.

He calls on different stakeholders to intervene into the feeding programme in schools.

The Iteso Cultural Union (ICU) deputy prime minister, Vance Omome, also cited lack of feeding as the major cause of poor performance in Amuria district.

Omome explained that parents had failed to change their attitude towards supporting their children’s feeding, yet it directly affects the children’s performance.

He challenged parents to support all school programmes in order to strengthen the education system in the country.

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