By Ronald Acema Koboko.

Mr. Wayi Dragamulai, the acting District Education officer of Koboko has Decried the low number of girls in the Advanced Level Candidate classes in the District.

While analyzing the statistics of Candidates who enrolled in Candidate classes this year, Dragamulai noted that, only 28 girls are expected to sit for 2020 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) out of 18 Secondary Schools in the District.

According to the Acting DEO, this condition is so alarming especially during the era of Promoting Girl Child Education under the affirmative action .

Koboko District Probation officer Zumurat Vujeru, has attributed thisĀ  to rampant teenage pregnancies involving the girl Child which in many occasions go unpunished because many parents take reporting of such cases as last resort after negotiations have failed to materialize in the attempt to solve the cases at homes.

The executive Director of Francis Ayume Foundation Dr. Charles Ayume has advised the local council leaders in the Villages to desist from attempting to solve cases of rape and defilement in their Communities since it is not within their dockets.

Poni Patience Ayikoru the team leader for FEMME TALK WEST NILE, a non Governmental Organizations that is empowering the girls to Promote Education has pushed for collective efforts from all the stakeholders to address this unbecoming trend in the Education sector.

Reports from Koboko District Education Department indicates that, no girl from Koboko benefited from the 2020 Public University Admissions under the District Quarter system.