35-year-old mother of three sits PLE in Fort Portal

A 35-year-old woman, Ms Maureen Kyobutungi (in orange T-shirt) is among the candidates that are sitting for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at Saints Peter and Paul Primary School in Fort Portal Town. URN PHOTO

Ms Maureen Kyobutungi, a 35-year-old woman is among the candidates that are sitting for Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at Saints Peter and Paul Primary School in Fort Portal Town today.

Ms Kyobutungi, a resident of South Division in Fort Portal is a single mother of three. Her firstborn has just completed Senior four, her second born is now in senior two while the last born is in primary three.
Kyobutungi works with Kabarole Women Health Support Initiative (KWHSI), as a mobilizer for single mothers on a project that seeks to empower them to protect themselves against HIV.

She says she was forced to go back to school last year and start from primary six where she had dropped out from after her workmates turned her into a laughingstock that she was the most illiterate person in their circle. She says she was also tormented by her inability to express herself in the English Language.
She is optimistic that she would score highly in the examinations that started Monday morning, to enable her to continue to other levels of education.

The school Head Teacher, Angelica Kabasita, notes that Kyobutungi is among the best pupils in the school, is disciplined, respectful, and hopes she is going to pass with flying colors. Kabasita also encourages other adults who did not complete primary school education to go back to school and attain the basics.
This year, 148 candidates will sit for PLE at the school.

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