RUKUNGIRI: Parents urged to consider the education of their children paramount


Parents across the country have been urged to take keen interest in the education of their children both at home and in school.

This was revealed yesterday Friday 17th February 2023 by the Rukungiri Resident district Commissioner (RDC) Nsubuga Bewayo Stephene while officiating at the celebration and awarding of learners for better performance in 2022 PLE results of Buhunga Primary School in a function that held at school grounds.

In the 2022 Primary Leaving Examination, out of 65 learners who sat for the exams at Buhunga Primary School, 28 passed in division one whereas 37 passed in division two.

Each learner who passed in division one was awarded with a mattress whereas those in second grade were given books.

However, yesterday during the celebration and awarding of learners, RDC Nsubuga says some parents are never keen to make a follow up on the education of their children and have left the crucial role to only teachers in school.

He said education is one of the most valuable tools a parent can give to his child, to be embraced if they want the youngsters to be important people in future.

“Parents should know that they are responsible for the upbringing of their children. It is really shocking that some parents still wait for leaders to tell them to look after their children and yet it is their responsibility,” Nsubuga said.

“Lay a good foundation for your children by ensuring that they get good education despite the economic challenges. I know we are all going through a lot because of the current economic situation but as parents we need to try our best and ensure our children get the best,” he said.

RDC Nsubuga asked children to use the opportunity of their school by studying hard to become important people in future.

Nsubuga urged school administrators to always embrace team work as this will help to get better performances.

On the same function, the Buhunga sub County chairperson LC3 Mugisha Benon commonly known as Aunt Mugisha says parents should be ready to support the good academic performance of their sons and daughters by motivating teachers and students.

Mugisha urged teachers to impart good morals to the learners.

“Teachers, you need to know that whatever you are doing is shaping the future of Ugandan citizens. You, therefore, need to be exemporary to them because they learn from your actions,” Mugisha said.

Mr. Byaruhanga Arthur Mucoope the Buhunga Primary School headteacher hailed combined effort rendered by teachers, P.7 candidates 2022 and parents towards the success calling upon the current candidates to work hard and keep the school shining.

Mucoope said Buhunga Primary school has an enrollment of over 900 pupils but they have limited structures calling upon the government to intervene and assist them for the betterment of the school.

Buhunga Primary School is a Universal Primary School (UPE) located in Buhunga Sub County Rukungiri district along Rukungiri-Kabira-Ishaka road and has been performing well in PLE exams since 2010 with first grades.