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8-Year-Old School Gets its First Permanent Building

The Ministry with funding from the World Bank launched the construction of two classroom blocks classrooms supplied with desks, a laboratory, staff houses, administration, ICT lab equipped with 28 computers, and a library which were handed over to the school.

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There is excitement at Ogor seed Secondary School as Government handed over new classroom blocks and other structures to the school.

The school which started in 2013 as a community school had its students learning under  mango trees. It had 5 grass thatched houses as teacher’s quarters, a mud block for boys and another for girls as dormitories.

In Sept 2015, Ministry of Education took over the management of the school; appointed and confirmed the head teacher, 23 teachers and 4 non-teaching staff including a nurse, laboratory assistant, office typist and the school bursar. The school is however now left with only 16 teachers because the others left for other schools.

Christine Adongo, the head teacher of the school says the teachers left because the school is located in a hard to reach area and there were no decent houses to accommodate them.

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The Ministry then with funding from World Bank launched the construction of two classroom blocks, a laboratory, staff houses, administration block and a library which were handed over to the school.

The ICT laboratory is equipped with 28 computers while the library is stocked with books and classrooms supplied with desks.

Adongo is excited that with the new staff quarters, she will be able to maintain the teachers as well as improve the standard of learning at the school.

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Quinton Odongo, the District Education Officer explained that Ogor is the first seed school to be constructed by government whereas Okum seed secondary school is still to be supported by parents because the district has failed to secure a contractor to handle its construction project.

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He was quick to note that most schools in the district are of dilapidated status because most have been affected by rain storms.

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Meanwhile, George Wangira, one of the directors at Wangi General Enterprise Ug ltd, the company which undertook the construction says the work was not easy because the time allocated was not enough.

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However, the parents of the school are excited about the development saying their children will get a chance of studying at a decent school.

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John Bosco Obote, a resident of Anara village, Ogor sub county is optimistic that the quality of learning at the school will now improve.

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Bonny Akoko who said he experienced the challenges which comes with studying long distances away from home now says the children of the district are lucky to have a school near them.

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The enrollment of the school kept increasing through the years and by 2020 when schools closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it had over 300 students. 

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