Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Dr Kizza Besigye has offered to pay part of the school fees of Deogloria Virtue Ejang, a girl who emerged best in the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations in Northern Uganda but had failed to join secondary school over lack of tuition.
Even at primary level, the 14-year-old was being sponsored by her former school, St Kizito Nursery and Primary School in Lira Municipality, her father Bosco Ogwang said.
Following a Daily Monitor story on her plight, Dr Besigye reached out to the family and offered to pay for Ejang’s first term in a school of her choice.
“I talked to Bosco and he said that Deogloria was admitted to Mt St Mary’s Namagunga,, which she had selected. I sent them transport to come and get the admission papers. They should be here on Friday,” Besigye told this reporter.
Dr Besigye also put out an appeal on social media calling on people to help Ms Ejang realise her education dream. He says that although many have inquired, none has so far contributed.
“A number of people were inquiring how to contribute but I have no information yet whether they’ve done something after I posted the numbers,” The former presidential candidate said.
Deogloria Ejang’s brother can be directly contacted on 0782997333 and 0756551077.
By Daily Monitor