In a bid to Increase stakeholders obligation as a key milestone for achieving lunch in schools, reduced on corruption and accountable leadership Kabarole Resource Source and Centre, Rwenzori information centers Network, Rwenzori anti –corruption coalition, AHURIO, Ride Africa, KANCA and JESA launched regional education campaign at Kiboota primary school, kabarole district this interface meeting was chaired by head master mr. Karuhanga Francis of this school, management committee, parents, children and CSOs to enhance way of strengthening pupils performance.
This came after cross administrative issues of universal primary education policy were analyzed country wide that most of the stakeholders feel absent about its implementation.
Uganda before 1986, education system was severely disrupted prior to the introduction of universal primary education
The status of primary school sector were extremely poor where by budgetary allocations had declined from 3.4% to 1.4% between 1971 and 1985 and the burden was born by parents while expansion of primary schools attracted both domestic and international attention in 1990s, H.E yoweri kaguta pledged for UPE during his presidential campaigns in 1996 and UPE policy were introduced to address Five major fields of intervation one was to abolish school fees to all government schools, increase the government expenditure on primary education, component was to introduce double shift for grades , definition of parental responsibilities as provision of lunch, uniform, shelter.
It was realized that in kiboota primary school in kabarole district parents have failed to provide lunch for their children either because they don’t mind about children’s future or some think that the government should pay for everything which has affected the education performance in schools
According to the headmaster of kiboota primary school mr.Karuhanga Francis information indicate that out of 1010 pupils only 400 pack lunch from home the remaining 6010 pupils go hungry this has affected their performance, escaping from school and he appreciated CSOs intervation to work as alarm bells in developing this country, campaign to call upon all stakeholders to be responsible for the betterment of childrens’ future and the school vision