DEO Bugembe says in Bwema sub-county, Namatale Seed School is going to be the first secondary school to be built, serving 12 different islands making the sub-county. He adds that it will also help the sub-counties in the far island sub-counties like; Lyabaana, Lwaje, Lubya and Bugaya which are also lacking secondary schools.
At the Island, there is only one resident who owns a television set, which is placed in one small room. He added that although the resident wanted to help, the space at his home is not enough to host the learners, without breaking the guidelines on social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although, the government has set up schools in each of the sub-counties apart from Lwajje which has none. The sub-counties have several other scattered small islands attached to them, but the children are struggling to access schools.
The head teacher Buvuma College, Siraji Musisi Kakomo, says some local leaders have been frustrating their efforts to start the Advanced level section since the school started in 1982 because they own tertiary institution.
The examinations didnt start until after 10am and went on past 1pm. Raymond Mugunda, the Buvuma District Education Officer, says the information on the envelopes wasnt corresponding with the scripts inside.
Raymond Mugunda, the Buvuma District Education Officer, says the pupils were moved from their schools due to lack of basic facilities. He however, said it is costly for them to transport and cater for candidates from distant islands.