By Emmanuel Omona Pa Okech
The Amuru district Education Officer Ben Okwar Moi has called on the government to code Community schools.
Addressing the press today Moi said that the district has over 20 community schools which accommodate over 1000 pupils every term.
He said that if the Government takes up the community schools, it will improve the performances of the pupils in the District.
He attributes the little improvement of Pupils in Amuru district every year to the community schools which he said lack the basic requirements.
He said that some of the schools lack chalk, pencils, blackboard and desks which make pupils abscond from school.
The Amuru DEO also noted that most of the community schools in Amuru district end in Primary Four and that it becomes a burden for parents to move their children to other schools.
“Some of the parents have been forced to take their children to Gulu district where they face the challenger of renting a house for them”, Okwar Moi said.
Okwar Moi said that among the schools are Kololo Primary school, Awer Primary school, Banda Primary school, Lajalula Primary school and Apaar Primary school among others.
He also noted that “We wrote to the Ministry of Education and Sports last year requesting for the schools to be corded and we have since not heard from them.
In 2011, Amuru district was among the districts that did not perform well but in In 2012, the performances shot up and 40 Pupils passed in Division I, 1,029 passed in division II and 676 passed in Division III.