19 August 2012

Uganda: Govt to Support Bududa School

The education ministry is considering aiding the community-founded Bukigai Secondary School to cater for students from Nabweya, Bushiribo and Bukigai sub-counties in Bududa district.

The area Member of Parliament, David Wakikhona, said Bukigai, with its limited classroom space, is the only secondary school absorbing students on the Universal Primary Education programme from the three neighbouring sub-counties.

Inspecting the school facilities, the state minister for education, Kamanda Bataringaya, advised the head teacher, Julius Robert Kibeti, to expedite the acquisition of a land title.

"Once the aid conditions are fulfilled, the school stands to be included among 37 others in the country to benefit from the sh10b government grant," Bataringaya said.

Kibeti said the school with an enrollment of 329 students was started by the community in 1989, but has been having problems paying salaries of the 18 teachers.

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