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Kasese Youth Polytechnic Gets New Dormitory, Workshop

In the past, the institute lacked a dormitory for male students, workshop and operating without stable power and water, which affected the enrollment of learners.
The new double storied boys constructed by Enabel at KYP

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Kasese Youth Polytechnic has received new infrastructure worth 4 Billion Shillings under the Support Skilling Uganda project. The project is being implemented by Enabel, a Belgian organization.  

The infrastructure includes a storied boy’s dormitory of 96-bed capacity, refurbished computer lab, modern kitchen, water supply system and a 3-phase electricity transformer among other facilities.   

In the past, the institute lacked a dormitory for male students, workshop and was operating without stable power and water systems, which affected the enrollment of learners.

Koen Van Acoleyen, the Deputy Head of Mission from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium says that the infrastructure developments were based on specific needs that were identified by the management of the institute.

Acoleyen asked the government and the local leaders to support the activities of the institution to ensure that the investments do not go to waste. 

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At the commissioning ceremony, Alex Kakooza the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary said that the government will hire additional staff to the polytechnic to address staff shortages.   

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Olwoch Dickens Koma, the polytechnic Principal said that the institute has only assistant instructors, which poses a huge challenge in teaching research and using the new equipment.   

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The Kasese LCV Chairperson Geoffrey Sibendire Bigogo says skilling the youth is one of the ways to address unemployment among the youth.

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Jane Biira a student of electric installation says the new structure has given them a new conducive learning environment. She however says that some days they don't study due to the absence of instructors. 

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