Parents urged to take fully responsibility for their children
Parents have been advised to escort their children to school to avoid inconveniences and criminals during the upcoming back-to-school period.
This advice was sounded by Rodoviko Byarugaba, the secretary for Education and Social Based Community Services Isingiro District while speaking to our reporter.
Byarugaba says that parents have a habit of sending their children alone at school and they end up making wrong decisions instead of going to school such as betting school fees, meeting with their boyfriends and girlfriends among others.
Byarugaba also challenged parents with day students to always pack food for their children, saying many parents send their day students to school without food and expect better performance at the end of the term or year.
Byarugaba noted that its high time parents know their roles on their children while going back to school by providing them with necessary scholastic materials for better results at the end of the term or year.
According to the Ministry of Education and Sports, term one for both secondary and primary school is scheduled to commence on Monday, February 5th 2024 until May 3rd 2024, lasting 89 days.