By Alex Baluku
KASESE: Over 100 Nursery teachers hailing from Mahango, Karusandara,
Maliba, Bugoye and the Central Division of Kasese Municipality are at
Kamaiba Youth Center to undergo a fresher training a head of reopening
of schools on how to handle children in kindergarten section.
In December last year, the Ministry of Education and Sports announced
plans to cut off the closure of schools and revealed that had put in
place measures to ensure safe reopening of schools on January 10,
In ensuring that nursery teachers resume teaching while
knowing their professional ethics of handling young children, Tangu
Utoto Foundation, a Non-Government Organisation based in Kasese and
the entire country is offering refresher training to nursery teachers
from the above mentioned areas.
The foundation through its Communication’s Officer, Abrahim Kirindiru
believes that as government plans to reopen schools as planned,
teachers need to get prepared to offer effective and quality education
to the learners.
Mr. Kirindiru told the press that the training is not the first one
because they have been offering trainings to nursery teachers since
2018 and at least a good number of teachers have benefited from the
He added that they are targeting children below 8 years and was
optimistic that the increasing number of teachers who have so far
attended their trainings would help the community by providing quality
According to Mr. Kirindiru, at the end of the five days, teachers will
walk away with skills of handling learners who have been out of school
since March 2020.
The spokesperson has also asked the participants to ensure that all children
irrespective of their social, economic, ethnic or political background
get the opportunity to fully explore their educational potential.
Officiating at the opening of the training, the Kasese Municipal
Education Officer, Mr. Emmy Mwesige Kairi cautioned the teachers
against giving corporal punishments to the learners who have been out
of class for a period of two years.
He added that it would be a great chance to have a reasonable number
of learners back in their respective schools since most of them have
lost morale and others have dropped out of school because of many
But, Carolyn Nabwire, a Nursery teacher at Izinga SDA Nursery and
primary school in Maliba Sub County said that they were ready as
teachers to welcome the learners back and teach them according to the
approved academic calendar.
She only asked the parents to fully play their distinguished roles
including providing scholastic materials and paying school fees.
Mr. John Kavuma, another Nursery school teacher at Blessed Angel
Nursery and Primary school hailed Tangu Utoto Foundation for reminding
them of their cordial role of teaching the learners.
Jackie Lunyolo, a lead facilitator lectured the participants that
children need to be respected and should not be chased away from
school if they have not combed their hair and cut their nails among

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