Mathias Maruti, the General Secretary Bulambuli Primary School Head teachers’ Association who had earlier presented a memo on behalf of the head teachers requesting government to consider constructing class room blocks in Bunambutye resettlement site and also asked government to increase the teacher’s salaries.
Government has through
the Office of the Prime minister set aside Shillings 700 million for the
construction of a school in Bunambutye in Bulambuli district where the mudslide
victims were resettled early this year.
The State Minister for Primary Education, Rose Mary Sseninde disclosed this during
an assessment excise of Primary schools head teachers in Bulambuli district at
African village support center hotel on Friday.
She said the Prime Minister’s
office has already disbursed the money to the Education Ministry to construct
class room blocks and an administrative office in the resettlement area to allow
the resettled children to study in a conducive environment.
Mathias Maruti, the General Secretary Bulambuli Primary School Head teachers’ Association
who had earlier presented a memo on behalf of the head teachers requesting
government to consider constructing class room blocks in Bunambutye
resettlement site and also asked government to increase the teacher’s salaries.
James Khaukha, the
acting head teacher Bunambutye primary school where the resettled are currently
studying, says they have over 1,000 pupils. He said Bunambutye primary school is
the only government aided primary school in the sub county with only six
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Tom Mukasa, the Commissioner of Basic Education in the Education Ministry, said
government is aware of the challenges at the resettlement site.
He said the ministry will deliver scholastic materials like text books, chalk
and desks before the opening of third term. He said construction of the classroom
block will also start before the opening of the new term.
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Alex Burundo, the Bulambuli County Member of Parliament urged parents to take
responsibility for their children and provide them with scholastic materials
like books, pens, uniforms and provide them lunch while at school.
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Since the Bududa mudslide victims were resettled in Bunambutye in May this
year, Primary school pupils have been studying in tents provided by the Disaster
Preparedness Ministry while their secondary school counterparts were taken to
Masaba secondary school in Sironko.