Nalwire Lutheran Primary Conference

 In a bid to improve the standard of education for Nalwire Lutheran Primary in Busia district, Lutheran Church of Uganda together with her partners Hearts& Hope USA and Uganda organized a stakeholders’ Conference for the school.

The two day conference held at the school was held between March 18th to 19th and it was attended by among others, the teaching and Non-Teaching staff, PTA, School Management Committee members, Local council authorities and Busia district education officials.

The facilitators were majorly from the LCU Education Department and Hearts and Hope for Uganda and they included;

Ms. Aziza Fatuma Nalumansi the Education Coordinator who handled areas such as education code of conduct, roles and responsibilities and record keeping.

Ms. Justine Arinaitwe Baruga the Assistant education Coordinator handled methodology which entirely deals with schemes of work, lesson planning, methods and techniques used during teaching and learning process and instructional materials.

Mr. Aaron Waidha the education coordinator in charge Primary section handled a teacher as an inspirational to learners and effective preparat6ion for a lesson.

Meanwhile the LCU Finance and Administration Manager Ms. Anita Lydia Nakabuye Basirika discussed the Financial Policy and procedures on Bank account opening, signatories in regard to finances.

She emphasized a need for the head teacher who also doubles as the Chief accounting officer especially in the absence of the school bursary to always send in the school’s monthly financial reports.

Yatifu  Byakika the Secondary Education Coordinator Hearts and Hope for Uganda (HH4U) presented on the learners sponsorship program procedure where he clearly showed the entire sponsorship process right from selection until  when a  learner completes his/ her first profession course.

Nicholas Bateganya the Director Operations HH4U took participants through the Memorandum of Understating (MOU) between LCU and HH4U.

Results

Speaking in an exclusive interview one week after the conference, Frank Sanya Paul the Head teacher Nalwire Lutheran Primary school, described the conference as beneficial and timely since many stakeholders including teachers did not know their different roles and responsibilities. 

He said that the conference brought about separation of roles and power of the different stakeholders.

Sanya noted that before the conference, many stakeholders did know their roles hence mingling into things that don’t concern them.   

On her part, Linda Ajambo a class room teacher noted the conference was very important because the felicitators taught them the teaching methodology, schemes of work, lesson plans, methods and techniques used during teaching and learning process and instructional materials.

Ajambo further said since smartness was emphasized during the conference, smartness of the teachers and learners also improved.