Ntungamo- As schools prepare to reopen tomorrow after seven months of lockdown, teachers have been implored to be good shades and actively play their role in grooming the nation’s children against predators who are detrimental to their their future.
According to the Former Chairperson, Ntungamo District primary head teachers association Muhinda Johnson Bashekye teachers should be exemplary saying that every educationist passed through the hands of a teacher.
Educationist Muhinda asked teachers to be the light and shades of the children if the country is to have good citizens generation after generation.
He made these remarks on Tuesday during the scientific belated World Teachers Day for Ntungamo district held at Ruhanga Adventist Secondary School and in all 15 sub branches in the district.
Muhinda hailed the President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni for reopening schools and choosing to plant trees which is ultimately the right choice because of the need to awaken every Ugandan on the issue of conserving the environment.
The Chairperson UNATU Ntungamo branch Kabangizi Gideons noted that Ntungamo could not commemorate World Teachers Day on 5th October due to the meeting with the Ministry of Education and Sports officials in preparation to reopen schools thus postponing today in all 15 sub branches led by sub branch chairpersons.
Kabangizi who is also the head teacher at Ruhanga Adventist SS appealed to all teachers to take responsibility for looking after children implementing standard operating procedures put forward by the Ministry of Health in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
He therefore called upon all UNATU members and teaching fraternity to keep united within the union, respect the noble profession and ensure that teachers are proud of their profession.
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Kabangizi advised them to shade proper light which is not deemed so that the young generation is saved from worldly predators.
He noted that in every district/Municipality/City, UNATU selected a number of schools and institutions per Sub County where not less than 10 trees should be planted.
On 5th October every year, World Teachers Day is commemorated and this year was under the theme; Teachers:” leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. Ntungamo district has over 300 primary schools with 241 government aided schools.
According to Inspector of schools for Ruhaama county Gumisiriza Francis Ruhinja at least 300 schools primary, secondary and tertiary institutions have been inspected and qualified to reopen come tomorrow15th October 2020.
Gumisiriza said that no school will reopen without implementing standard operating procedures arguing that those without standard requirements will transfer finalists to other schools.