By Werwe Huzaifah
MBALE: Learners in Mbale city have been urged to embrace school clubs like debating, scripture union, journalism, writers club, straight talk, patriotism amongst others for better performance, in and outdoor socialization in schools and communities.
This call was made by teachers and administrators during an exclusive interview with this website.
Students who spoke to our reporter disclosed that the clubs help them think outside the box and also increase their reasoning.
“Debating has helped me think deeper as a student. It has also enabled me to perform better in exams especially in General paper,” said Shuwu Isaac Charity, Chairperson Debating club at Oxford High School.
Some learners who preferred anonymity say, clubs like straight help them get free time with his or her fellows to share their experiences as they grow up.
However, they noted that sometimes they feel shy and scared telling their experiences to their parents citing that some are rude and tough.
Leaving that aside, these learners also say clubs are very good and are important to a school going child giving an example of patriotism club, which they say it keeps them connected to their country as it emphasizes country love.
Meanwhile, Johnson Mukhooli, deputy director of studies at Joy SS says school clubs have helped in the upbringing of learners in schools especially scripture union which feeds them with a word of God.
He further discovered that some students just need counseling through outside class activities, to change their lifestyles.