Seed Secondary school in Kisoro District is yet to start operations due to a lack
of staff. The school is among four Seed Secondary schools in the Kigezi
sub-region that were constructed by the government in 2019 under the Uganda
Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer (UGIFT) Program.
schools are Nyamweru Seed Secondary School in Rubanda district, St. Joseph
Buhara Seed Secondary School in Kabale, and Rwamucucu Seed Secondary school in Rukiga
were handed over to district authorities by the Contractor GESES Uganda Limited
on January 11.
Mwunvaneza, Kisoro District Education Officer says that when the contractor
handed over the completed structures to district authorities, his office
started receiving phone calls from parents in Nyakinama sub-county inquiring
out when operations are starting since there is no other government secondary
school in the area.
also says that parents are demanding the school to start operations due to the
good structures and equipment it received. He however says that the school
Mwunvaneza, they are waiting for the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Education
Service Commission to conduct the recruitment of teachers.
Kisoro District LCV Chairman says that it is very unfortunate to see the
fully-equipped school non-operational due to a lack of staff. Bizimana however
says that they have already engaged the office of the district Chief
Administrative Officer to provide technical guidance.
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Musa Ismail Onzu,
the Kisoro District Chief Administrative Officer says that he is liaising with
the Ministry of Education and Sports to ensure that teachers from other secondary
schools in the district are deployed in the school as they wait for the process
of recruitment exercise by the education service commission.