EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROFILE
RE: UPTO DATE REPORT ON THE STATUS OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AS Of 1st JULY, 2020
1. SUMMARY OF THE STATUS QUO:
Generally, the quality of both Primary and Post Primary Education in the Municipality is good. The Primary school leavers who qualified to join Post Primary Institutions in 2020 were about 92% while UCE leavers who qualified to join A’ level were approximately 78%. However, the A’ level leavers who qualified to join tertiary institutions was as low as 18%.
This level of performance is supported by the followings:
- All schools operate within the confines of Education laws and circulars issued from time to time by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
- All government primary and secondary schools have adequate qualified teachers.
- All teachers are paid their monthly salaries by the 28th day of every month.
- All schools receive grants every term and within the first two weeks of the term (quarter) the money is warranted.
- Many pupils (14,430) are enrolled in government grant aided primary schools.
- There is high enrolment of students under taking skills development courses, most of whom are in private skills development institutions.
- All primary and secondary schools have classrooms with fair structures.
- Many schools have adequate desks except a few (Apac PS, Arocha PS and Awiri PS)
- Many proprietors have opened private institutions to supplement government’s effort.
- Sanitation in schools if fair. The average pupil ratio to stances of pit latrine is 50:1
- Regular school inspection and submission of quarterly reports to council.
- Government policies issued from time to time have been disseminated.
To mention but a few, some challenges in the provision of quality education includes:
- Apac Secondary Schools lacks laboratories
- All secondary schools hane inadequate text books in their libraries.
- Two divisions of Arocha and Agulu do not have secondary schools as per government policy. However, Arocha division is scheduled for a Seed SS in the budget for FY 2020/2021.
- 9 wards lack government/grant aided primary schools ( Teibu, Awir, Barodong, Oyo, Ngec, Owang, Dam, Ayera and industrial ward)
- All schools have inadequate staff latrines and staff houses.
2. STAFFING OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The department has three staff namely:
- Municipal Education Officer Mr.OpilaFaustine (HoD)
- Ag. Senior Inspector of Schools Ms Akello Molly Grace
- Inspector of Schools Mr.Oneke Philips
- Sports officer
3. STAFFING IN GOVERNMENT GRANT AIDED SCHOOLS:
- Primary: total number of teachers is 211.
|1||Olili Primary School||7||5||12|
|2||Angayiki Primary School||6||6||12|
|3||Apac Model Primary School||8||4||12|
|4||Awiri Primary School||12||1||13|
|5||Owang Primary School||10||4||14|
|6||Atopi Primary School||9||5||14|
|7||Arocha Primary School||15||8||23|
|8||Apac Primary School||12||7||19|
|9||Odokomac Primary School||12||2||14|
|10||Atudu Primary School||9||3||12|
|11||Alerwang Primary School||5||4||9|
|12||Awir Primary School||11||7||18|
- Community schools
|1||Agulu (Arocha Annex) PS||4||6||10|
|2||Olili Pioneer (Olili Annex)PS||6||4||10|
|3||AmintengAtudu Annex) PS||5||4||9|
|4||Atopi Prison (Atopi Annex) PS||6||4||10|
- Secondary Schools:
|2||Maruzi Seed SS||19||10||29|
|3||St. Francisca Girls SS||20||7||27|
- Apac Technical School
|Local Gov’t||Vote||EMIS||Supplier No||School||Ownership|
|Apac Municipal||793||7085||PF002||Apac tech. Sch.||Gov’t|
- Enrolment Apac technical School
|SEX||YEAR ONE||YEAR TWO||YEAR THREE||CRAFT ONE||CRAFT TWO||TOTAL|
4. ENROLMENT IN GRANT AIDED SCHOOLS
|1||Arocha Primary School (main)||1.661|
|3||Apac Model PS||622|
|4||Olili PS (main)||1,064|
|5||Atudu PS (main)||1.124|
|11||Atopi PS (main)||2.127|
- Community schools operating as annexes to the government grant aided schools.
|1||Agulu (Arocha Annex) PS|
|2||Olili Pioneer (Olili Annex)PS|
|3||Aminteng9Atudu Annex) PS|
|4||Atopi Prison (Atopi Annex) PS|
- Secondary Schools (Government)
|2||Maruzi Seed SS||288||257||845|
|2||ST FRANSISCA GIRLS SS||–||237||232|
- Secondary Schools (Private)
|1||Apac High SS||211||167||378|
|TOTAL (PPP schools)||273||232||505|
6. NUMBER OF CLASSROOMS
|1||Arocha P.S||20||00||8||In fair conditions|
|2||Angayiki PS||08||00||0||14 Required|
|3||Apac Model PS||8||0||4||Needs rehabilitation|
|4||Olili PS||08||00||00||04 Needed|
|5||Atudu PS||09||00||02||2 Needed|
|6||Odokomac PS||8||4||00||16 needed|
|8||Alerwang PS||08||00||00||Needs Renovation|
|9||Owang PS||16||00||02||Still Inadequate|
|10||Awiri PS||00||18||00||Complete Them|
|11||Atopi PS||10||00||05||Needs Completion|
|12||Apac PS||16||–||–||4 needed|
- Community schools
|1||Agulu PS||08||00||00||4 Needed|
|2||Olili Pioneer PS||8||In good conditions|
|3||Aminteng PS||06||00||00||2 more needed|
|4||Atopi Prison PS||08||00||00||In good conditions|
- Secondary Schools (Gov’t)
|1||Apac S.S||10||00||00||10 more needed|
|2||Maruzi Seed S.S||08||00||00||Iin good conditions|
|3||ST Francisca Girl’s||08||00||00||-do-|
- Secondary Schools (PPP schools)
|1||PAG Comprehensive||04||00||00||Need for Expansion|
7. NUMBER OF DESKS
- Community Schools
- Secondary Schools
|Maruzi Seed Sec School||28||30||30||88|
|ST. Francisca Girls’ s.s.s||30||28||32||33||123|
8. NUMBER OF LATRINE STANCES
|1||Arocha Primary School||15||15||Adequate|
|3||Apac Model PS||14||10||5 Needed|
|4||Olili PS||10||10||10 Needed|
|5||Atudu PS||05||05||10 Needed|
|8||Alerwang PS||10||10||Not Enough|
- Community schools
|1||Agulu (Arocha Annex) PS||5||5||10 Stances Needed|
|2||Olili Pioneer (Olili Annex)PS||5||5||Adequate|
|3||Aminteng9Atudu Annex) PS||04||02||Inadequate|
|4||Atopi Prison (Atopi Annex) PS||02||05||-do-|
- Secondary Schools:
|1||Apac SS||06||10||14 Needed|
|2||Maruzi Seed SS||05||05||Good Condition|
NB: Staff latrines within school compound not in place in all schools except a few at the staff quarters.
9. NUMBER OF TEACHER’S HOUSES
|1||Arocha P.S||5||10||0||Some need repairs|
|2||Angayiki PS||00||04||01||14 Required|
|3||Apac Model PS||1||0||0||12 Needed|
|4||Olili PS||02||01||04||10 Needed|
|5||Atudu PS||01||00||06||10 Needed|
|6||Odokomac PS||6 & 5 temp.||17 Needed|
|7||Awir PS||03||09||04||15 Needed|
|8||Alerwang PS||01||01||02||More Needed|
|9||Owang PS||08||00||06||Not Enough|
|11||Atopi PS||04||06||00||6 Needed|
|12||Apac PS||1||7||5||10 needed|
- Community schools
|1||Agulu PS||01||01||02||10 Needed|
|2||Olili Pioneer PS||01||00||00||10 good condition|
|3||Aminteng PS||00||00||00||11 Needed|
|4||Atopi Prison PS||00||03||00||11Fair Condition|
- Secondary Schools (Government):
|1||Apac SS||04||00||02||42 Needed|
|3||Maruzi Seed SS||00||00||00||There is need|
|4||ST. Francisca Girls||00||00||00||20 Needed|
10. i) EFFICIENCY RATIOS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
|S/N||School||Latrine stance ratio||Pupil desk ratio||Dropout rate ratio||Pupil text book ratio||% of repeaters|
|10||Apac Model PS||35:1||3:1||28:1||1:3||2.1%|
ii) THE SANITATION STATUS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
|School||Enr’t||Latrine Stances||Hand Washing Facilities||Trs’ latrines||Garbage mgt||Compound Mgt|
|M||F||M||F||M||F||M||F||Very Good||Very clean|
|Alerwang||408||428||5||9||0||0||1||1||Very Good||Very clean|
|Agulu PS||300||310||5||5||0||0||0||0||Very Good||Clean|
|Olili PS||249||285||5||5||1||1||2||2||Very poor||Fairly clean|
|Arocha PS||509||541||5||8||0||0||0||0||Poor||Fairly clean|
|Apac PS||649||599||5||5||0||0||0||0||Very Good||Very clean|
Source: data from Health dept (2018)
MUNICIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER
RE: REPORT OF COMPLETED SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 2017/2018
Education department successfully accomplished the under listed projects in FY 2017/2018. The pictorial impression of the completed works and supplies are here below:
1. CONSTRUCTION OF A DRAINABLE FIVE STANCE PIT LATRINE AT AROCHA PS
2. SUPPLY OF 134 DESKS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS DETAILED AS FOLLOWS:
- 60 desks supplied to Awiri PS .
- 74 desks supplied to Awir PS
3. PURCHASE OF ONE DESK TOP COMPUTER AND ONE PRINTER FOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
4. PURCHASE OF ONE SOFA SET CHAIRS TO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
5. PURCHASE OF THREE MOTOR CYCLES FOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
RE: REPORT OF COMPLETED PROJECTS 2018/2019
|No||SOURCE OF INCOME||AMOUNT||TOTAL|
|1||Sector development grant|
|2||School Inspection by MIS||6,300,000=|
|MEO monitoring of school inspection||10,048,000=||16348,000=|
REHABILITATIONOF FOUR CLASSROOMS AT ATOPI PS
HANDOVER OF FOUR CLASSROOM REHABILITATED AT ATOPI PS
The Mayor thanked SMC/PTA for team work to improve academics. He thanked SMC/PTA and community for supervising the project. He said Atopi PS is lucky to have this project because there was a change from constructing a Seed School to Atopi PS classroom rehabilitation. He thanked Headmaster and contractors for good work. He said he was happy that many departments have come to witness the handover. He then handed the facility to the SMC.
HAND OVER OF TWO CLASSROOMS AT ODOKOMAC PRIMARY SCHOOL
The superintendent of Works explained that the construction work at Odokomac was successfully completed by CAPSTONE Company. He directed the Headteacher to begin using the classrooms.
The Mayor thanked Capstone Company for beating the contract period. He encouraged him to continue doing the same whenever he gets a contract whether in Apac MC or elsewhere. He thanked the Engineer, the Municipal Education Officer, the Environmental Officer and the MEO for monitoring the project work. He finally asked the SMC to maintain the new building and renovate the old classrooms. He finally handed over the keys to the classroom to the Headteacher.
HANDOVER OF SUPPLY OF 225 DESKS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS (144 DESKS SUPPLIED TO AWIR PS AND 81 DESKS SUPPLIED TO ANGAYIKI PS)
AWIR PS received 54 desks in good working conditions. This brings us to a total supply of 144desks this FY 2018/2018.
SPEECHES AT BOTH SCHOOLS OF AWIR PS AND ANGAYIKI PS
The MEO reported that AWIR PS received a total supply of 144desks this FY 2018/2018 while Angayiki PS received a total supply of 81 desks. The good news is that currently, all pupils in the two schools are now sitting on desks. The MEO advised the teachers to help children to improve their handwriting and personal cleanliness/hygiene.
The Mayor advised the Headteacher to maintain the desk and make repairs when necessary. He asked teachers to make children observe personal hygiene. He encouraged that parents should provide uniforms for their children. He finally handed over the desks to the respective Headteachers.
MONITORING SCIENCE LABORATORY AT MARUZI SEED SS
Apac Municipal Council, with the help of funds from sector development grant has completed a laboratory block. This building was part of the presidential pledge for the construction of Maruzi Seed SS in 2011. Unfortunately the project was not completed then.
The superintendent of Works explained that the work done is so far 95%. The work done includes: General renovation of the laboratory that includes constructing new floor, new work tops, wall shelves for re-agents, fume cupboard for preparing noxious gases, and fixing new internal doors, renovation of windows and old outer door shutters, blackboards and billboards, general painting. Other areas of work done includes: supply of a gas tank of 79Kg; supply of 12 working tables and 80 stools; 44 Bunsen burners; gas tubes 30m long etc. He said to a greater extent the work is well done.
The Mayor appreciated the work done by SANAA Company. He thanked the technical staff for supervising the work done. He asked the school to use the laboratory to teach students practical science. He anticipated that this will improve on the performance of students in UCE. Finally, he encouraged the school to maintain the building. The Laboratory awaits handing over.
RE: REPORT ON COMMISSIONING COMPLETED PROJECTS FOR 2019/2020
Apac Municipal Council with funding from Government of Uganda under Sector Development Grant successfully accomplished the projects which were planned for FY 2019/2020. The completed works and supplies were commissioned and handed over to the beneficiary schools on the 8th July, 2020. The Handover ceremonies were presided by the RDC Apac who was represented by the DISO Apac.
COMMISSIONING A DRAINABLE FIVE STANCE PIT LATRINE CONSTRUCTED AT CONSTRUCTED AT ATOPI PS
The DISO who represented the RDC in his message advised people present that COVID 19m is real, that people should make efforts to observe SOPs like: putting on face masks, observing social distance and washing hands regularly with soap. He said it’s only through prevention that we can suppress the spread of the virus amongst us. He also emphasized that HIV/AIDS is real and is still amongst us. People should not under mind the presence of the virus in fear of COVID 19.
He said that government is committed to providing quality hygiene for all learners in the schools by constructing good pit latrines in schools. He said the project given to Atopi PS is a mile stone to make school pupils access good sanitation. He said the school must ensure proper use and maintenance to ensure a long life span of the facility. He then went to inspect the completed pit latrine and there after commissioned the facility for use by the school.
COMMISSIONING A DRAINABLE FIVE STANCE PIT LATRINE CONSTRUCTED AT OWANG PS
The Guest of Honour similarly advised people present at Owang PS that COVID 19m is real; people should make efforts to observe SOPs. He also emphasized that HIV/AIDS is real and is still amongst us. People should guard against contracting diseases, adding that, a healthy population is more productive.
He reterated the commitment of government to providing quality hygiene for all learners in the schools by constructing good pit latrines in schools and providing desks. He said the school must ensure proper use and maintenance to ensure a long life span of the facility. He then went to inspect the completed pit latrine and there after commissioned the facility for use by the school.
COMMISSIONING 88 DESKS SUPPLIED TO OWANG PS
COMMISSIONING 88 DESKS SUPPLIED TO ALERWANG PS
The Mayor stood in for the RDC because DISO left for another meeting. In his remarks, the Mayor said Alerwang PS benefitted from desks because they were needy. He said Apac Municipal Council is focused on supply of furniture because of limited resources. He advised the SMC to take care of the desks. The Mayor and the entire team was led to inspect the desk supplied to the school.
After inspection of the state of the supplies, the mayor handed over the desks to the school authority.
COMMISSIONING A DRAINABLE FIVE STANCE PIT LATRINE CONSTRUCTED AT ATUDU PS
In his remarks the mayor thanked the technical staff for supervising the project upto it’s completion. He also thanked DON Millions, the company that constructed the latrine for finishing work within the contract period.
He reassured the management of Atudu PS for support from Municipal council. he advised them to observe O and M in the entire school. he said with good sanitation put up in the school, he expects good performance and reduction in girl child drop out of school.
After inspecting the pit latrine, the Mayor handed over the facility to the school authority.
All the projects for FY 2019/2020 have been successfully concluded. The department waits to flag off the projects for 2020/2021.
MUNICIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER
APAC MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED IN FY 2019/2020
1. DRAINABLE FIVE STANCE PIT LATRINE CONSTRUCTED AT ATOPI PS
2. DRAINABLE FIVE STANCE PIT LATRINE CONSTRUCTED AT OWANG PS
PROJECT COST: UGX ……………
3. 88 DESKS SUPPLIED TO OWANG PS
PROJECT COST: UGX: 12,584,000=
4. 88 DESKS SUPPLIED TO ALERWANG PS
PROJECT COST: UGX 12,584,000=
2. DRAINABLE FIVE STANCE PIT LATRINE CONSTRUCTED AT ATUDU PS
PROJECT COST: UGX ……………
NB: All the planned projects for FY 2019/2020 were successfully concluded.
MUNICIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER
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