Kisoro – As sub candidate classes reported to school yesterday, school administrators have decried fees defaulting, failure by parents to provide students with basic needs, and students refusing to put on face masks.
Following the guidelines set by the Ministry of Education to re-open schools for sub-candidates on March 1, a sizeable number of students reported yesterday, while others are expected to return today.
At Seseme Primary School, 30 pupils reported, while only 8 reported at Kisoro Hill Primary School.
Niringiyimana Wycliffe, a teacher at Seseme Primary School says that the turn up is good compared to previous first reporting days where a few children used to come. He regretted the failure by parents to send their children to school, which has hindered the progress of learners.
Kwizera Abel, a teacher at Gihuranda Primary School told Voice of Muhabura that out of 82 pupils in P.6, only 50 reported yesterday, while only 60 managed to report today.
The headmistress Seseme Girls Secondary School, Peace Ruzaza told Voice of Muhabura that reporting started as early as 8am, noting that parents are failing to clear school dues in time.
At Kisoro Progressive Secondary School an institution that officially opened yesterday, the Director of Studies Tuyisenge Julius asked parents to provide masks to their children.