SPEAKER AMONG DONATES SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS TO PUPILS
By George Emuron
BUKEDEA: Rt. Hon. Annet Among Anita, the speaker of Parliament has launched the distribution of scholastic materials to support pupils in Bukedea district.
Anita who doubles as the Woman Member of Parliament Bukedea launched the distribution recently at Apopong primary school in Kolir Sub County in Bukedea district.
The distribution campaign was headed by the Bukedea Deputy Resident District Commissioner Yeko Bulubulu and will be rolled out to all government primary schools in the district
Siporah Akol, the Anita personal assistant during the distribution exercise said the targeted classes are the upper primary schools.
“The speaker learnt that most of her people in Bukedea are hard up and they face a challenge in improvising scholastic materials to the pupils, so being a person who is focused in education and to avoid pupils being at home due to lack of books, she came in and offered a simple support of exercise books for those who are in upper primary”, said Ms. Akol.
She also added that the speaker’s initiative is to motivate pupils to be at school rather than abstaining themselves.
The Bukedea Deputy Resident District Commissioner Yeko Bulubulu urged teachers to boost their effort in order to obtain better results.
“Most of the teachers believe that the government has forgotten them but I want to inform you that the government is with you to let us work for the betterment of results for our country,” said Mr. Bulubulu.
The Bukedea District Education Officer Mr. Stephen Okurut said most of the parents hold their pupils at home due to lack of school scholastic materials.
“We want to thank Speaker Among for this great initiative to support our pupils with scholastic materials, this will now boost our school performance,” said Mr. Okurut.