NEWS– Rubanda district local government has donated a total of 260 (3-seater twin) desks worth Ugx 45 million to 31 government aided Primary schools in the district, as a way of improving infrastructure.
Some of the beneficiary schools include Igomanda, Kerere, and Kakore primary schools in Hamurwa Sub County, Kyenyi, Ncundura, Rwamazuru, Kaara, St Louis Bishak, Rwamugasha Primary Schools all in Muko Sub county, Kitagyenda, Kashenyi, Rwere and Muchahi primary school all in Bubaare, Ikumba, Kagoye, Rujanjara, Kaato, Kashaasha, Kakore among others.
Speaking at the function to commission distributing of these desks at Rubanda district headquarters that was attended by Head teachers, Chairperson Parents Teachers Associations and Management committees, the Rubanda District Chairperson Steven Ampeire Kasyaba said that when government re-opened schools after Covid-19 pandemic, government Aided primary schools registered a huge number of pupils and consequently some learners started sitting on the floor, adding that all the 31 schools that applied for the desks were all considered.
He added that in agreement with the Executive committee members, the purchased desks at Ugx 45 million which was part of the additional funding under School Facility Grant (SFG), which the district leadership lobbied from the government through the Ministry of Finance with hopes that this will solve the challenge of insufficient seats in schools.
Kasyaba added that the district is also in plans of recruiting about 50 teachers to reduce the challenge of understaffing in schools.
CUE IN……..Kasysaba on desks RR/ENG//
The Rubanda District Education Officer Francis Serunoni asked school administrators to always allocate some funding for operations and maintenance to help repair some of the desks once they break up, adding that others don’t take care of the structures in the school.
CUE IN……..SERUNONI ON SCHOOLS…..RR//.