Eight Kabale Schools approved for Education Ministry take over

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KABALE– Eight Primary schools have been approved by Kabale district councilors to be coded and taken over by the Ministry of education and sports in Kabale district.

The approval was made on Thursday 19th May 2022 during the council sitting at Kabale district council hall after Lydia Turyasingura the Chairperson of the Education committee tabled the motion to have the selected schools approved to be taken over by the Ministry of Education and Sports. 

Turyasingura was seconded by Annet Kabagambe, female councilor for Buhara Sub County, and Peace Murungi Rutarimara councilor representing Kamuganguzi Sub County.

The approved schools are Buturwagye, St Stephens Mwendo, St Jude Hamuganda in Mwendo parish, Kitumba sub county, Kyabona in Kamuganguzi sub county, Nyakijumba primary school in Kyanamira sub county, Butenga in Rubaya sub county, Karubanda in Buhara sub county, Buturwagye in Buhara sub county and Nyakasharara in Kaharo sub county.

The district councilor representing workers, Saturday Goerge Kakwenza, said that he has no objection to the motion because it is aimed at extending education services nearer to the communities as well as saving pupils who have been trekking long distances to seek for Educational services.  

He cited an example of pupils walking eight kilometers from Hamuganda parish to Katenga primary school in Kitumba Sub County stressing that the intention is to create employment opportunities for teachers who are on street jobless.

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The district male youth councilor Ronald Bagamuhunda told our reporter that the councilors realized that although the eight schools have been acting as examples to other government primary schools in the nearby, they were in a sorry state due to lack of funding.   

Bagamuhunda also said that as a result, the private schools use churches’ furniture and structures adding that whenever churches have functions, the pupils suspend learning.

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The Kabale District Speaker Flavia Nyinakiiza Kanagyizi said that since the resolution has been approved, a request will be tabled before Education and Sports Ministry for scrutiny.

The Kabale District Education Officer, Moses Bwengye Tumwijukye is optimistic the idea will boost the distrct’s education sector.

Tumwijukye added that the council has approved the schools after being convinced that they have enough land for future expansion. He added that once the Ministry of education and sports approves the resolution, the schools will also be given a capitation grant.

Tumwijukye says that once the Ministry approves the resolution, the number of government primary schools will increase from 113 to 121.

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