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Efforts Underway to Revive Katikekile Seed School after Years of Desertion

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During a recent visit to the school, our reporter observed Tororo Cement Factory erecting a perimeter wall around the premises. Additional improvements such as water facilities and classroom repairs were already completed.
The school wall fence that is under construction by Tororo cement factory

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Efforts are underway to revive the once-neglected Katikekile Seed Secondary School in Moroto district to restore it to its former glory after years of abandonment.

Constructed at a cost of Shillings 2.1 billion and completed in 2019, the school fell into disuse and deserted. Pastoralists began grazing their livestock within the school compound, utilizing the classrooms to shelter their livestock from rustlers. However, following a 2022 report by URN highlighting the school's dilapidated state, the government and investment firms have stepped in to refurbish the school, preparing it to accommodate students once again.

During a recent visit to the school, our reporter observed Tororo Cement Factory erecting a perimeter wall around the premises. Additional improvements such as water facilities and classroom repairs were already completed. John Achia, the Moroto district social services secretary, explained that they sought assistance from Tororo Cement Factory to secure the school premises due to security concerns.

Achia mentioned that although the school began the year with 100 senior one students, there was a subsequent decline in enrollment as learners shifted to other schools. Efforts have been made to reorganize the school to attract more students in the upcoming academic year. Additionally, due to the school's lack of government education grants, Tororo Company has taken on responsibilities such as school feeding and constructing ten single-room houses for teachers.

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  George William Wopuwa, the Moroto Resident District Commissioner, commended Tororo Cement Company for its support, emphasizing that the wall fence would ensure the safety of both teachers and students. He highlighted past challenges of vandalism faced by the school, attributed to its isolated location in the bush and exposure to cattle raiders. 

Wopuwa praised the company for aiding the school, noting the government's significant investment in the project. ‘’I appreciate Tororo cement factory for extending their support to this school, the district was stuck with it yet the government had already injected a lot of money in this project,’’ Wopuwa said. He urged local leaders to encourage students in their communities to consider Katikekile Seed School, potentially enabling it to benefit from education grants provided by the Ministry of Education. 

The school, established by the Ministry of Education and Sports as part of the government's initiative to have a seed school in every sub-county nationwide, is one of three operational Seed secondary schools in Moroto district. An additional school is still under development in Nakiloro parish, Katikekile Sub County.