Rukungiri deputy resident district commissioner Wilberforce Ongom Ahimbisibwe has  urged newly trained data assessors from Rukungiri district not to put their emphasis on the allowances they are going to earn while in the field but aim at collecting correct data that will help in developing the country.

He made the remarks while officiating at the closure of a four-day assessment of life skills and values (ALIVE) training implemented by ARISE in conjunction with UWEZO Uganda at Galilaya guest house in Rukungiri municipality. 

The assessment of life skills and value in East Africa (ALIVE) is an initiative of the regional education learning initiative (RELI), through the values and life skills thematic cluster.

The initiative operates in three east African countries namely Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and has prioritized the measurement of four competencies across the three countries: self-awareness, problem-solving, collaboration, and respect in adolescents from 13-17 years.

Ahimbisibwe says that if the trained assessors put their emphasis on the allowances, they will be given for the exercise they will not go to the field which will make them give biased information.

He challenged trained assessors to produce quality and undoubtedly work that may earn them future employment in the government.   

Arthur Mbabazi, the Rukungiri district program coordinator of assessment of life skills and value in East Africa (ALIVE) says the activity will cover 20 villages from 11 sub-counties in the district, and the purpose of this activity is to establish facts and data that will advise policy formation, advocacy and impact on the adolescents living in the sampled households and the communities surrounding them on how to behave and live with others.

Assessment of life skills and values in east Africa activity is sponsored by UWEZO Uganda and Luigi GIUSSANI institute of higher education in partnership with literacy action and development agency and ministry of education and sports.


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