Concerned Villagers in Nadongo area in Moomba ward have called for concerted efforts in monitoring of teachers to improve standards of education in the country.
Village Headman Mozelly Halwiindi noted that the ministry of education should consider setting up monitoring programmes on all teachers in the country to improve the education standards in the country.
He said the performance of pupils in his area was worrying mainly due to inadequate teaching as most teaching staff spent most of their time travelling to Monze for their own business at the expense of teaching.
“As long as we these teachers who have the latitude to abandon classes at will and spend more time gallivanting from here to town, we shall continue to witness a dismal performance from our children.
“ I therefore, appeal to the Ministry of education to intensify monitoring in schools so that these teachers become committed to duty,” said Mr. Halwiinde.
But Nandogo Deputy School Headmaster, Mr. Honest Mugoba attributed the poor performance of pupils at the school to absenteeism.
Mr. Mugoba added that parents too were to blame as they often force their male children to herd cattle, while girls are forced to do other household chores instead of encouraging them to go to school.
“The biggest problem is that most of the pupils do not come to school because they are forced to herd cattle or do household chores and so the poor performance is attributed to that…….Not that teachers are not teaching,” said Mr. Mugoba.
The school, built in 1960 has a total of 448 pupils and recorded a negative pass rate during the 2014 examination results.