By Stephen Enatu
Parents of primary four and five learners at Ochuloi primary school in the newly curbed Sub county of Ochuloi in Soroti District have refused the school management’s proposal on items meant for feeding learners at school.
In a class level meeting called by the school authorities and the parents of learners in the above classes to discuss the matter on Wednesday, a section of parents walked out of the meeting after disagreeing with the school proposal.
According to one of the parents, Charles Adimol Opio who also doubles as the General Secretary Local Council One Chairperson of Olano B village in the said sub county, the head teacher had proposed to them that each learner contributes 10kgs of maize flour, 5kgs of beans, Shs10,000 for facilitating cooking and other scholastic materials.
However parents did not appreciate the proposal arguing that at least they pay 7kgs of maize flour, 3kgs of beans and Shs5000, a proposal that the school head couldn’t go with.
Emmanuel Etieku, the head teacher Ochuloi primary school told this website later that some parents just deliberately refused the idea.
Rachael Alweo, the teacher in charge of welfare at the school said feeding of learners is very vital in encouraging pupils to study and avoid unnecessary movements especially in the situation of the pandemic.
James Oede, the District Education Officer Soroti advised that feeding program is a good initiative that must be implemented in a mutual agreement between parents and school authorities.
Primary four and five classes resumed school on Tuesday, the 6th April 2021 after the outbreak of covid19 in March last year and schools were closed to combat the spread.