Uganda: Parents Blamed for Poor Grades in Budaka Schools
He said many parents dump their children in school without bothering to know their academic performance.
“Parents only fight hard to pay fees. Responsible parents need to check on their children‘s performance at least twice a term,” Lyadda said.
Lyadda was addressing parents, teachers and pupils during prayers for Primary Seven candidates of Namirembe Boarding Primary School on Sunday.
He said the poor relations between teachers and parents were partly to blame for the poor academic performance in the district.
Lyadda said 12% of teachers in the district dodge classes, while 13% of pupils go to school late and leave early. He, however, said they had trained school management committees to handle such cases.
Lyadda stated that the most affected areas were Lyama and Kaderuna sub-counties, saying parents in these areas send their children to scare birds away from rice gardens.
He hailed the school administration for its good performance and for striving hard to be among the five best schools in the country.
The Bishop of Bukedi Diocese, Dr. Nicodemus Okille, urged parents to love their children and advised men to treat their wives as a blessing from God.
Okille discouraged the pupils, and teachers against cheating during exams, saying it would lead to disqualification of the school.
He advised parents to take advantage of the universal primary and secondary education and programmes to educate their children and to raise them as God-fearing citizens.