Two hundred and eighty four  pupils dropped out from Lamogi primary school in Amuru sub-county, Amuru district last year in third team, report indicates.
Oryem George, the Lalogi primary school head teacher, in an interview with our reporter last week confirmed that the rate of school dropout is still very high.
Mr. Oryema says it needs immediate intervention from both leaders, parents and education stakeholders.
“With the total enrollment of 1,846 pupils last year, only 1,564 sat for the final exams and the rest dropped out of school,” he says.
He added that the rate of drop out is highly affecting girls as two who were PLE candidates also missed primary leaving examinations.
He also reveals the teenagers were married off.
“The rate of drop out from school is more common during planting and harvesting seasons where parents engage their children in garden work than academic and also some parents engage their children to help them in other domestic work,” the head teacher added.
In the entire Amuru district, the rate of drop out among school going children, leaders say still remain high especially among girls.
This, they say is hiking the rate of child marrige.