Bukoba — KAGERA Region is facing an acute shortage of labour officers, undermining the department's activities. The Kagera Regional Labour Officer, Mr Samuel Mugira, said that currently, there was only one labour officer and there is a shortage of five officials.
"The shortage has negatively affected the department. I have to spend most of the time visiting six districts of Muleba, Biharamulo, Ngara, Karagwe, Misenyi and Kyerwa because they are vacant," he said.
He appealed to the government to allocate at least five labour officers to fill the gap. Meanwhile, seven out of 234 students who were expected to sit for the ongoing National Form Two Examinations at Kishoju Secondary School, in Muleba District dropped out due to unknown reasons.
The Headmistress for Kishoju, Ms Witness Amos, said some of the students failed the Form One examinations last year and had to-date not reported for classes. A total of 26,300 students are sitting for the final of the National Form Two Examinations in Kagera Region.
The Kagera Regional Education Officer (REO), Mr Florian Kimolo, said the exams that started on Monday will continue until October 21, this year, in 228 examination centres. He said all necessary logistics had been completed, before appealing to students and supervisors to be faithful and ensure that there were no examination leakages and cheating.