On Sunday, UNICEF delivered 10 tents each measuring 72 meters to help learners in the affected schools to enable learners to resume studies as they wait for the district to construct permanent structures.
1,000 pupils in Ntoroko District will study under tents following the rising
water levels in Lake Albert, which led to the collapse of their classrooms.
floods from Lake Albert submerged school blocks and latrines at the schools. The
affected schools are Umoja, Kachwamkumu, Kanara, and Rwangara Primary Schools.
A report from the district education department shows that some of the school
classroom blocks collapsed whereas others have developed cracks because of
being submerged resulting from the rising water levels.
On Sunday, UNICEF
delivered 10 tents measuring 72 meters to help learners in the affected schools to enable learners
to resume studies as they wait for the district to construct permanent
Nisiiima the headmaster of Rwangara Primary School says that the pupils had
refused to return to school until they find space for learning. He says that 400
hundred learners have been mobilized to resume classes on Monday.
He however says
the school is still facing a number of challenges ranging from inadequate space
and latrines and lack of water and furniture.
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Birungi the UNICEF regional representative said they are doing everything
possible to ensure the learners return to school. She adds that UNICEF will also provide mobile
toilets for teachers and learners.
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floods also affected more than 56 Kilometers of the road network connecting
various communities and displaced over 11,000 people. According to district officials,
they need at least 8 Billion Shillings to relocate the victims.
In October, the district officials asked Prime Minister
Robinah Nabbanja to degazette at least 8 square miles of Tooro Semuliki
game reserve land to host communities displaced by floods.