In an effort to revitalize schools within Kabale Diocese, head teachers have been encouraged to focus more on educating students about religion and moral values as a means to enhance academic performance.
This message was conveyed by Mr. Kamugisha Bosco, the chairperson of the Rukungiri District Catholic Primary Schools Association (Rudicha) and the head teacher of Kabwoona Primary School. He shared these thoughts during a one-day meeting with all Catholic school headteachers, which took place at Christ the King in Rukungiri.
Mr. Bosco emphasized that the primary goal of the association is to rekindle Catholic identity and commitment in all schools within Kabale Diocese. Their aim is to play a significant role in reestablishing the education system and contributing to the overall advancement of the community.
To achieve these goals, Mr. Bosco mentioned that the diocese has trained teacher catechists to promote faith in schools and facilitate the training of students in receiving sacraments and confirmation. He urged all headteachers and teachers to collaborate in order to foster discipline within the schools.
Rev. Father Dr. Julius Turyatoranyywa, the parish priest of Christ the King in Rukungiri and the former Assistant Secretary for Education in Rukungiri, Kabale Diocese, stressed the importance of the presence of headteachers in schools.
He noted that when a headteacher is actively involved in school activities, all programs run more smoothly. In their absence, there is a tendency for teachers to relax and not be punctual, which can have a negative impact on students’ performance.
Rev. Father Nbyomuhangi John Fisher, the parish priest of Rutooma Parish and the newly elected Assistant Secretary for Education for Catholic schools in Rukungiri, Kabale Diocese, expressed his gratitude for the responsibility given to him.
He encouraged headteachers to cooperate with him to ensure that school-going children perform well, thus securing a better future for themselves.