Meddie Kaidali, a resident says that several learners have dropped out of school after Primary Seven due to lack of a school. He explains that the nearest school, Comprehensive Secondary School is located 12 kilometers away from the area.
A section of
residents and educationalists in Kigungu Parish, Entebbe have asked the
government to construct a seed secondary school in the area.
Residents say the parish, with three villages, has only one public primary
school but lacks a secondary school. The parish has five private
primary schools and three private secondary schools.
Meddie Kaidali, a resident says that several learners have dropped out of
school after Primary Seven due to lack of a school. He explains that the nearest
school, Comprehensive Secondary School is located 12 kilometers away from the
Kaidali, learners who drop out opt for either fishing or business within
Henry Ssentongo, a resident of Mayanzi is concerned that many children drop out
after primary seven because their parents cannot afford to send them to private
John Kipoi and Rose Nankunda, both teachers at Kigungu Central Primary School
agree that there is a need for a public secondary school in the parish.
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Lutaaya, the Senior Assistant Town Clerk, Entebbe Municipal Council, and sector
supervisor of education, health, community development, and enforcement says
leaders have been lobbying the government for a school in the area for the last
Lutaaya is optimistic that under the Uganda Inter-Government Fiscal Transfer
Programme, a secondary school will be constructed in the area. The program, funded by the World Bank aims
at constructing a public secondary school in sub-counties that do not have any
government aided secondary school.
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that the local leaders are in discussions with the Church of Uganda to partner by
providing land in Kigungu for the seed secondary school.
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Records from the Ministry of Education indicate that
615 sub-counties in the country do not have a public secondary school.