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Food price go up as scholars report for new academic term in Bulambuli District

29 May, 2023

Tom Gashali the head teacher Divine College, Buyaga in Bulambuli District has decried the high cost of food as the second term opens.

Schools officially opened today for second term studies and Gashali says parents must cope with the hard economic times. According to Gashali, as parents send back their children to school, they need to make some early fees payments to enable schools stay afloat.

According to Gashali, a bag of beans currently goes for five hundred thousand shillings and if parents don’t cooperate, schools will struggle to survive. He however explains that early reporting of students helps in their pursuit of academic excellence.

Commenting on the term opening, Mafabi Asha Nabulo a former candidate for the Sironko District Woman Parliamentary position says that the covid-19 times attested to the fact that teachers play an important role in shaping children. Nabulo says that several children engaged in drug abuse and cases of teenage pregnancies went up during covid since children were at home.