The principal Uganda Technical College Kyema located Karujubu division in Masindi municipality, Jacob Akunobere has challenged parents of Green Field Secondary School to educate their children to avoid regrets reasoning that the high level of education one attains, the more income he is likely to earn.
Akunobere was addressing parents and teachers of Green Field secondary school at the school campus on Saturday during their annual PTA general meeting.
Reflecting from his personal experience, Akunobere said that he started paying for his own school dues when he was in P.4 class not because he was an orphan but his late further was a drunkard but due to the determination he had, he is now the principal of UTC Kyema and has dreams to become a professor.
He encouraged parents to instill saving habit into their children so that they can be able to develop themselves in future. He also discouraged children from early marriages something that he said makes them assume responsibilities at a tender age hence stifling their academic and financial progress in life.
In his report to the parents, the school head teacher Richard Kasaija noted with serious concern over parents who are not responsible for their children to the extent of not providing them with necessities for learning at school. He said this has forced some female students to have boy friends who provide them with school dues while their parents are also aware.
Kasaija advised parents to spend their monies responsibly during Christmas season knowing that by early next years they will have an obligation to pay school dues for their children.
During the meeting, parents raised a few concerns like bed bugs in school dormitories, theft of properties in the boarding sections among others. In his response, one of the directors of the school, Isingoma Nkumire Edward said that bed burgs and theft were all being brought to school by students from where they come.
He said they are doing whatever is possible to eliminate bed bugs which he described as a national concern because even at Makerere and Kyambogo universities have professors of all medicines and chemicals but still bed bugs are a big challenge.