By Staff Reporter
Dokolo. The top performers of the 2023 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) in 14 sub counties and town councils of Dokolo have been rewarded with mattresses as a secondary school start-up kit.
Dr. Anna Grace Atine, who holds a PhD in humanity, provided the mattresses and expressed her disappointment in leaders for not supporting education at lower levels.
The rewarding ceremony took place at Angwecibange Primary school in Dokolo town council, where Dr. Atine emphasized the importance of collaboration between visionary leaders and educational institutions in creating a conducive learning environment.
Dr. Atine said she spent 1.4 million shillings to buy the mattresses for the best two PLE performers per sub county in Dokolo district.
Atine is among many candidates who has shown up interest to contest in the Dokolo women MP by-election.
The seat fell vacant following Cecilia Ogwal’s demise on January 18.
The district speaker, Joel Opota, praised Cecilia Ogwal for her hard work and urged her replacement to be of high caliber in order to make Dokolo shine.
Rose Akello Erem, the LC3 chairperson of Dokolo town council, encouraged voters to support Dr. Anna Grace Atine, who has already started implementing her manifestos before becoming a member of Parliament.
Alex Owera, who represents Agwata town council in the district council, warned parents against drunkenness and advised them to embrace technical education for a better future.
A grateful parent, Jimmy Odongo, whose daughter Akello Fortunate was among the beneficiaries, thanked Dr. Atine and urged other parents to continue supporting their children’s dreams.
During the release of the 2023 PLE results a significant concern emerged with a high number of candidates in Division U (88,269 or 10.4%), particularly in districts like Kibuku, Madi Okollo, Dokolo, Kween, and Namisindwa