The schools in the sub-county are operating under unfavourable conditions, which have affected learning. The situation is worse in government primary schools, many of which he says are operating in dilapidated structures.
Leaders in Katebwa Sub County in Bunyangabu district have raised
concerns over the poor state of government schools in the area.
The schools in the sub-county are operating under unfavorable conditions,
which have affected learning. The situation is worse in government primary schools, many of
which are operating in dilapidated structures.
At Katebwa Primary School, the structures used by Primary
five and four pupils are dilapidated, have cracks while other learners study in mud and wattle rooms.
Abdul Karatunga, the Deputy Headteacher says that they are likely
to struggle to operate when all classes resume. He wants the
Ministry of Education to urgently come to their rescue.
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Japheth Kisembo, the Deputy School Headteacher Bunaiga Primary
says the most of structures are in a poor state and exposing the teachers and
pupils to risk as the structures are on the verge of collapse.
He explains that besides the insufficient and dilapidated classroom structures,
the schools also lack toilets. Kisembo says
that the UPE capitation grant is inadequate to renovate both the classes and
According to Kisembo, the school also lacks a water system forcing teachers to
create a rota for pupils to fetch water from nearby streams and
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At Kinyampanika Primary School, Daniel Biindi the school headteacher
says they have shifted Primary Six and Five classes to other buildings. Biindi
is worried that if there is no intervention from the government, there will be
no adequate space for Primary One and Two pupils who are expected to report in
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But Annet Katusiimea parent from Kabonero blames the area leaders
for neglecting the needs of the residents.