Kyambogo University has given 100 life jackets to Students and Pupils of Lake Bunyonyi Secondary School and Bwama Primary School on Bwama Island, Lake Bunyonyi, in Kabale District,
In Kabale District, they are feeling a little safer after receiving a generous donation of 100 life jackets from Kyambogo University towards enhancing the safety of learners accessing education from the two island schools.
The donation comes at the time as the school community around Lake Bunyonyi Secondary school are still yet to come to terms as following the tragic incident that occurred on Friday where a Senior Two student Martin Izabayo, lost his life when the canoe he was moving in on the lake capsized leading to the unfortunate demise . The body is still missing.
The University also extended its support by contributing 1000 Picfare exercise books, 1000 mathematical sets, 700 pens, and 300 pencils to benefit the students.
However, Kyambogo University leadership, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya, handed over the donation at the function held at Lake Bunyonyi Secondary School.
Isaac Kamukama, the acting Deputy Head teacher of Lake Bunyonyi Secondary School, says that they lack adequate transportation means, which has been contributing to increased absenteeism and school dropouts among the learners.
He says that the problem of students coming late to school is increasing due to a lack of proper transportation.
Patience Tweheyo, Bwama Primary School Head Teacher, says that the pupils rarely solely use canoe boats to reach their places of learning.
Tweheyo says that despite receiving a motor boat donation from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), the school has been struggling to procure fuel for transporting the learners.
In conclusion, She says that the school has been grappling with an ongoing issue of dropout cases, which has inevitably impacted overall academic performance as the school population now stands at 405 pupils.
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