The Embassy of Japan in
Uganda has commissioned two newly constructed and furnished classroom blocks at
Ewava primary school in Arua district.
The Ugx 337 million Assistance
for grassroots Human Security Project grant covered two classroom blocks, five
stance latrine and furniture for the classrooms.
Ewava primary school in
Vurra County Arua district with over 1250 learners and 24 teachers had only 8
classrooms which were not enough for the learners, forcing the lower classes to
be pilled in hundreds in a single classroom.
Kitamura Yoshinori, the head
of economic cooperation Embassy of Japan while commissioning the facilities at
Ewava primary school on Tuesday explained that they had to intervene and ensure
that a more enabling learning environment is created for the pupils and the
He added that the grant
is to boost the efforts of poor countries like Uganda to realize economic
growth and achieve a sustainable development goals.
Cue in; I’m very excited to.…Cue
out; support from GDP funding…." //
Odipiyo, the head teacher of Ewava PS commended the Embassy of Japan for the
support which he said has come at a time the school is grappling with
inadequate and poor infrastructure.
He said the project has
now reduced the ratio of pupils to classroom and toilet from 145 to 89 pupils
per classroom, which he said is a stride in the positive direction.
He however expressed
dismay over lack of a fence around the new structures and electricity to enhance
use of ICT facilities in the school, which he says need to be addressed quickly.
Cue in; Allow me through.…Cue
out; of the classrooms…. "//
According to Joachim
Ozimati the PTA chairman Ewava PS, the project will help revive the past glory
of the school which has produced important civil servants over the past years.
Cue in; This was one of.…Cue
out; problems of the school…." //
Henry Wadri, the acting
District Education Officer, Arua district urged the parents, pupils and teachers to make proper use of
the new facility and guard it jealously from wrong elements who may want to
also been implemented by the Japanese Embassy in Aripea, Terego
district. Some of these include Eruba primary school unit for the Deaf
and Adumi health Center four in Ayivu
and Ekarakafe primary school in Vurra County.