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Government urged to support community-based private schools

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th June 2015 04:02 PM

Government has been asked to support community based-private schools with scholastic materials like text books.

Government urged to support community-based private schools

Government has been asked to support community based-private schools with scholastic materials like text books.

By Violet Nabatanzi and Prossy Kalule
 
Government has been asked to support community-based private schools with scholastic materials like text books.

 
The head teacher of Madhvan primary school-Kakira, Fredrick Magadha said, currently the pupils are using outdated text books and this has affected their performance.
 
“Our school is still lagging behind because we are using outdated text books so we cannot compete favourably with other schools,” Magadha revealed this, while receiving a donation of nine computers worth over sh7m from Liberty life assurance.
 
The children also received scholastic materials including, text books, geometry sets, pens and exercise books among others.
 
Magadha said, the donation comes at the right time when there’s need of computers at the school.


Joseph Almeida at Madhvan Primary school

He noted that the school had only two computers, and these were mainly for training teachers.
 
He further revealed that most of the parents cannot afford to buy for their children scholastic materials.
 
 "Most of the pupils could seat for exams without having scholastic materials such as geometry sets and this has affected their performance," he added.
 
The parents also commended Liberty life assurance for donating these items saying that they are low income earners and cannot afford to buy such equipment.
 
The managing director, Joseph Almeida said; this is part of cooperate social responsibility, adding that it is the right time to donate such items to needy children because most of their parents cannot afford to buy them.
 
He pledged that soon they will reach out to other schools and offer similar support.
 

Government urged to support community based private schools

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