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Construction of Classroom Blocks in Lorukumo Primary School Begins :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Construction of Classroom Blocks in Lorukumo Primary School Begins

The works include the construction of 2 classrooms, an office for the Headteacher, 2 stance Pit latrines for boys, furniture for the 2 classrooms, and 2 tables for the teachers.
Nabilatuk district officials and UNICEF team at the construction site

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Construction of the two-classroom block at Lorukumo Primary School in Kosike Sub-County, Nabilatuk District has commenced.

The contract was awarded to Agweru General Merchandise Limited at 170 million shillings with support from UNICEF. The works include the construction of 2 classrooms, an office for the Headteacher, 2 stance Pit latrines for boys, furniture for the 2 classrooms, and 2 tables for the teachers.

Sambey Logira, the Head of Education UNICEF Karamoja Sub-Region explained that the intervention came as a result of an assessment which was conducted by UNICEF showing a lot of congestion in lower classes.

Logira tasked the contractor to complete the works within 2 months and by the end of June the project should be ready for handed over. 

He said that the construction of the classroom blocks once completed will be able to reduce the congestion in classes and those conducting lessons under the trees. 

He said the structure should be able to improve academic performances, increase enrollment, and proper hygiene management. 

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Paul Lokol, the LCV Chairperson of Nabilatuk district commended UNICEF for the support.  Lokol reiterated the need for a good learning environment to attract learners who are still looking after livestock.

John Longolio, the deputy Chief Administration Officer for Nabilatuk District challenged the local leaders to mobilize the learners from the community to enroll in school and fill up the classes. 

Longolio said that the classes should be filled up so that they can advocate for more blocks from the development partners. 

He applauded UNICEF for the support stating that this will save the children who would be struggling to study under the trees amidst the rainy seasons.

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Joseph Iriama, the Headteacher of Lorukumo Primary School expressed excitement over the construction of an office space. 

Iriama noted that the school has been operating without an office block since its inception in 1983. He revealed that his house has been serving as an office as well as accommodation.

Lorukumo Primary School has an enrollment of 444 learners up to Primary Six including; 216 boys and 228 girls. 

UNICEF with support from the Embassy of Ireland is supporting the Construction of classrooms in 5 schools in the Karamoja Sub-Region including; Nabilatuk, Moroto, Amudat, Abim, and Karenga Districts.