More than 480 registered Primary Leaving Examination-PLE candidates in Katakwi District have dropped out of school.
According to information from the office of Katawki Chief Administrative Officer, those who dropped out include 308 boys and 110 girls.
Mr.Alia Seraphine, the Katakwi CAO, says that the female candidates might have dropped out of school due to early marriages and pregnancies.
He disclosed this during a visit by officials from the Teso Affairs Ministry in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Mr. Seraphine, appealed to the Teso Affairs Ministry to extend support to projects such as tailoring and other technical courses to support more school dropouts. Mr. Seraphine on candidates;….
Mr. Moses Ekunyu, the headteacher, Apuuton Primary School, said that although they previously had 204 primary seven pupils, only 138 registered for PLE including expectant girls but eight have not reported to school to date. END.