By Jumah Nsubuga
The shadow minister for education Judith Akello has asked parliament to pass a resolution asking parents to contribute some money for food and teacher motivation.
Speaking on the floor of parliament during the debate on the report by the education committee on the petition by the civil society on the education system, Akello said that there is no way UPE schools can improve performance when teachers and pupils are not motivated in any way.
She says that schools in towns pay money for food and teachers motivation and that’s the reason they have continued performing highly compared to the rural ones.
She noted that there is already a law that compels parents to be responsible and therefore such a resolution will be made to strengthen the existing law.
Akello was supported by former vice president prof. Gilbert Bukenya who said that if government wants to improve the performance it must answer the question of pupils feeding.
Bukenya however said that food must be provided by the parents.