Schools motivate pupils with gifts
Posted Friday, February 22 2013 at 02:00
School administrators in West Nile have started awarding pupils to motivate them to perform better. The performance in the region had been poor due to lack of support and poor education policies.
A number of schools across Adjumani District have given scholastic materials to pupils and students, including money to teachers of candidate classes whose subjects were done well since the beginning of the term.
At Homing Dove International Primary School, at least 31 former pupils received scholastic materials for passing in Division One during last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.
The chairperson of board of directors, Dr Fred Chandi, said: “The awards will motivate those in lower classes to develop a competitive spirit. This should be a precursor to better performance next year.”
In Arua, best pupils of Ediofe Boys, Ojipaku, Micu and Arua Demonstration primary schools were also awarded. Ayivu County MP Bernard Atiku said this would create unity and reduce challenges in education.
“Parents are expected to fulfil their responsibilities in supporting children,” he said. The head teacher of Biyaya School, Mr Williams Dradi, said the gifts will encourage the culture of hard work.