allocated Shillings 2.1 billion for the construction of Nakatsi seed secondary
school in Bududa district.
The money will be used to construct six class
room blocks, 2 teacher’s houses, two latrines, library, computer lab,
laboratory and playground.
The construction works
were commissioned over the weekend by Sam Kuloba the Commissioner Secondary
Schools in Ministry of Education. According to Kuloba, the works are expected
to be completed by January 2022.
He explained that the
project is part of government’s program to construct a secondary school in each
sub county in the country.
Kuloba said about 285
seed schools will be constructed in several Sub counties across the country this
financial year to address the shortage of Secondary schools.
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David Muwaya Wekhola, the Bududa District Inspector of Schools, says there are only
eight government secondary schools in the district with 28 sub counties. He says
the few schools in the district have affected school enrollment.
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John Baptist Nambeshe, the Manjiya County Member of Parliament urged parents to
embrace the project and use this opportunity to send their children to school
instead of forcing them into early marriage.
Ben Namusi and Sylvia
Khaiza Kutosi, both parents in the area expressed their happiness, saying the
construction of the secondary school will extend education services closer to
the people and save their children from traveling over 20kilometers to Bududa
secondary school in Bududa town council.