Tuesday May 13 2014

Archbishop tells Nakaseke parents to value education

(L-R) Bishop Ssemogerere, Archbishop Lwanga, Dr Ssengonzi and his

(L-R) Bishop Ssemogerere, Archbishop Lwanga, Dr Ssengonzi and his wife cut the cake during the thanks-giving ceremony in Nakaseke. PHOTO by DAN WANDERA. 

By Dan Wandera

Nakaseke- Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has told parents in Nakaseke to value education and invest the little they have into their children.
The archbishop, who was speaking at a thanks-giving service organised by Dr Ruth and Edward Damulira Ssengonzi in Kyamutakasa village, Nakaseke Sub-county, said education was the only sure way through which parents can secure their children’s future.
“We are in a first moving world which has many challenges. We should invest in our children’s education to secure their future,” he said.
Bishops Paul Ssemogerere of Kasana- Luweero Diocese and Bishop Evans Mukasa Kisekka of Luweero Anglican Diocese called on educated people not to forget their home areas “because they need their input to develop”.

Gen Salim Saleh, who represented President Museveni at the service, said he was a victim of lack of education at the time the NRM captured power because the generation of the NRA bush war fighters had few educated persons.

Uganda, according to reports, continues to register growth in school dropouts due to lack of school fees and the disinterest exhibited by parents to finance their children’s education.

For instance, a report released by Uwezo last week indicates that about 80 per cent of primary school children quit school due to lack of school fees, despite UPE being free.

Gen Saleh urged parents to sacrifice the little that they have to send their children to school.
“Many of us missed government jobs because we were not educated at the time we captured power. This is why I rushed back to school in order to serve
at ministerial level,” he said.

Ms Sarah Ndoboli Kataike, the Minister of State for Luweero Triangle and MPs, among other guests, highlighted the need for parents to educate their education as the only way through which they can prepare them for a competitive life ahead.