By Ben Ssebuguzi
Towards the end of third term of the education calendar, many schools especially pre primary , begin to invite new pupils to book slots in these respective schools. Many adverts are run on several media outlets.
This leaves many parents at crossroads on where to take their children for better education.
As a parent, what should be our yardsticks for better education?
Is it about schools scrambling for first grades to attract media attention, or is it about tiring our children with daily homework and holiday package without giving them some rest? Do you know that holistic education is very vital for the future of our children.
The dilemma is that we work hard every day in order to prepare a bright future for our children, but most times we don’t make good research about what proper education entails of.
I visited Kampala Parents for my first time during one of the Pakasa forums organized by New Vision, and the quality I observed at the school was enough to compel me into liking it. Their facilities are world class for proper nurturing of your child. Besides the opulent buildings, the school management properly describes how a world class education facility should be run.
The moment you enter, you’re welcomed by a beautiful and serene environment with hundreds of trees.
According to urban space environment health scholars, like Mathias Braubach, green environment can promote mental and physical health and reduces mobility and mortality by providing relaxation and stress alleviation hence a good ingredient in the proper leaving of your child.
Besides the beautiful lawn and the elegant structures, the school emphasizes a holistic child development module that fits in the dynamic world.
They have a fully operational catering room that teaches pupils basic catering skills that grooms them to become future entrepreneurs. The school also has hundreds of sewing machines used for teaching the pupils how to sew thus offering them hands on skills.
They also have two well stocked libraries, computer rooms with smart boards, plus a multipurpose hall for music, dance and drama. This kind of education is similar to that of China and Germany’s first class tutoring. In short it meets the international standards.
With that other schools should copy Kampala Parents School mode of teaching since the country needs a well groomed new generation that will not be a liability to the nation, but an asset.
Ssebuguzi is Secretary General Uganda Poor Youth Movement
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