Saturday, October 19, 2019
At Least 64% Of Pupils Enrolled In Luweero Primary Schools Have Dropped Out Before Completing Primary Seven

According to Luweero District Child Status report released in June, 35,109 pupils were enrolled in schools in 2012 but only 12,650 (36%)  pupils managed to register for Primary Leaving Examinations in 2018 and 22,459 (64%) dropped out of school.

The report also revealed that 28,933 pupils were enrolled in 2011 but only 11,620 (40%) registered for PLE and 17,313 (60) pupils dropped out of school. 

It further reveals that 367 (3.1) and 291 (2.3%) pupils who registered for PLE didn’t sit the exams in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

The report, however, didn’t explain what caused the high rate of drop out in the district.

But Boniface Ssentongo the Chairperson of District Education and Gender Committee blamed it on abject poverty in communities, negligence of parents and pupils resorting to petty jobs. 

Ssentongo explains that many pupils drop out of school after failing to secure scholastic materials from parents. He explains that they intend to introduce an ordinance to compel the parents to pay lunch allowances and scholastic materials for learners in schools. 

Salim Zimula the Kakabala parish Councillor in Butuntumula Sub County says that the schools are also lacking facilities that include buildings and toilets which discourage learners to keep in school. 

Zimula also decried rampant defilement and early marriages, which have contributed to high, drop out of especially girls.

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