schools in Kwania District are struggling to rehabilitate classrooms.
Some of the
affected schools include Aninolal Primary School in Inomo Sub County, Abwong
P.7 Schools in Akali Sub County, Owiny P.7 School in Nambieso Sub County, Aboko Primary School
in Aduku Sub County and Punuatar.
have only one permanent structure, a number of them were blown off by heavy
rain accompanied by strong winds, leaving parents in dilemma should the
government go-ahead to reopen schools.
Primary School in Ayabi Town Council, the school with an enrollment of 844 pupils has six classroom blocks that are dilapidated
with a leaking roof and non-functional toilets. The school since its
establishment in 1983 has never been renovated.
Richard Ayo, the school headteacher says the school currently has only six
functional dilapidated classroom blocks which cannot accommodate the
overwhelming enrollment. He noted that the school has a budget estimate of
500 million shillings to rehabilitate the entire school structures and install
the government and well-wishers to come to their rescue.
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He noted that the lack of proper school structures has not only caused a spike
in cases of school dropouts but also deteriorated educational performance.
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Anang Odur, the Chairperson School Management Committee said the school is
considering holding scientific fundraising to solicit funds for major
Andrew Omunu, Kwania District Education Officer says that several schools in
the districts are operating in dilapidated structures. He says they had
already put Punatar among schools lined up for major rehabilitation if funds
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Obwor, the Chairperson of the School Management Committee at Aninolal
Primary School says the school has failed to source the required 40 million
shillings to renovate the dilapidated school structures.