URN.On Tuesday, only 164 pupils had reported at Goi Primary School in Atongtidi sub-county out of the 756 pupils enrolled. At Chawente Primary School, 186 pupils reported out of 1,555 total enrolments and 11 out of 13 teachers reported.
Most schools in Kwania District have recorded a poor turn up of pupils on the second day after schools reopened on Monday.
On Tuesday, only 164 pupils had reported at Goi Primary School in Atongtidi sub-county out of the 756 pupils enrolled. At Chawente Primary School, 186 pupils reported out of 1,555 total enrolments and 11 out of 13 teachers reported.
Meanwhile, at Aninolal Primary School in Inomo sub-county, only 212 learners were reported, out of 1,071 learners that were enrolled in 2020. Apwori Primary School registered 170 learners, out of 1,241; At Inomo primary schools, out of 1,600 learners, only 327 have so far turned up for classes.
At Agwa Primary School in Abongomola sub-county, out of the 1,146 pupils, only 37 were reported and 12 out of 14 teachers were present. Patrick Ocweo, the school headteacher says that most parents are still struggling to return learners to school.
About 66 pupils were reported out of the 663 pupils of Ikwere Negri School for the disabled in Aduku town council. The school headmistress Janet Lydia Ajwang encouraged parents to support the education of children with disability.
Inomo Primary School headteacher Imat-Molly Ojom blamed the low turn up on parents who prefer sending their children to work in gardens and graze animals other than to school.
George Andrew Olung, the deputy headteacher of Aninolal Primary School says that they plan to reach out to the village council leaders to help crackdown on parents who are still holding their children in homes.
Andrew Omunu, the Kwania District Education Officer says all the 53 government-aided schools in the district registered low turn up of learners. But, Kwania District Vice LCV Chairperson Geoffrey Eling Owera blames the low turn up to the prolonged closure of the schools. Owera says that they are working with all the stakeholders on a mechanism of encouraging parents about their responsibilities in the education system.