Thursday, 16 October 2014

School waits 10 years for registration.Drive Hot News

Mr Ernest Kasami, (R), the director New Victory Primary Sc
Mr Ernest Kasami, (R), the director New Victory Primary School, leads members of a visiting delegation of ICT experts led by the Senior Education Officer in Charge of Primary Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Ms Annet Mugisha, (2nd left) on a guided tour of the school.

Njeru- Managers of New Victory Primary School in Njeru have cried foul, accusing the Ministry of Education of failure to complete the school’s registration process, 10 years since the application was filed.
The school’s director, Mr Ernest Kasami, said all requisite documents had been provided, but a decade later, the school is yet to get a registration certificate and a Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) centre number.
Lack of a centre number means that Primary Seven pupils have to sit for their examinations from other schools. The school director says, this is not only inconvenient, but also costly.
Mr Kasami made the revelations at the weekend during the visit to the school by a group of Information Communication Technology experts from South Africa, Bolivia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sweden, and Uganda.
The group was on a tour to assess the level of ICT preparedness and equipment in schools in Uganda.
Mr Kasami told the group led by the Senior Education Officer in Charge of Primary Education in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Ms Annet Mugisha, it baffles that 350-pupils, half of whom are orphan beneficiaries of bursaries, study amid uncertainty.
However, Ms Mugisha expressed surprise saying registration is one of the easiest processes to complete.
She said registration is normally complete within two hours and she promised to investigate the matter.