Nyarushanje upper primary school has emerged the winner with 94% in the spelling and reading competition organized by peer-link initiative Uganda in Nyarushanje sub county aiming at promoting education literacy.
Over fifty students were selected from five primary schools of Karukata,Ndago ,Musana, Nyarushanje, and Karama took part in the competitions.
A panel of three judges adjudicated the competitions in which pupils were asked words and questions from different books and winners were given, dictionaries, holy Bibles, and other scholastic materials.
Officiating at the function, the Rukungiri District Education Officer Jackson Turyahumura commended peer link initiative upon adding a milestone to the education sector in Rukungiri district.
He advised parents and teachers to cooperate by playing their respective roles in the promotion of excellence in education.
He applauded pupils for exhibiting bravery in their presentations which he said will instill in them confidence that will help them to succeed in their studies.
Michael Musime the Nyarushanje sub-county chairperson urged the district education department to focus on promoting skills in the sub-county by building more vocational schools saying the available vocational institutions are not enough as compared to the number of students in the Sub-county.
Olivia Mugabirwe the executive director of peer-link initiative Uganda urged school administrators to spare spaces at schools for libraries in order to promote reading culture.
Mugabirwe added that they have already secured Fifteen thousand books from the National library of Uganda to distribute to the sixteen libraries in Nyarushanje sub county.
Meanwhile karama PS emerged second with 69%,karukaata 66%,Ndago 57% and Musana came last with 53%