Kyeihara Integrated Primary School in Kasana Sub County Sheema district have
expressed concern about the poor state of the school.
The school was founded by the church in 1982 and was taken over by the
government in 2003.
Natwijuka the headteacher says the state of the school is so worrying that some
of the parents have decided to keep their children at home because of the poor classroom
He says before the lockdown, the school had an enrollment of more than 400
pupils, however, he says the numbers could reduce. According to Natwijuka, the parents
fear because the lives of their children are at risk.
//Cue in: “this school is…
…teaching under trees.”//
Alex Katwaza the chairman school management committee says since 2003 when the
school was taken up by the government, no new structure has been constructed.
Samuel Rutimbirayo, an old boy of the school says the current structures were
constructed by parents and pupils after one of their temporary structures was
blown by the wind in 2003.
He says the money was raised through the Parents Teachers Association(PTA) and
each parent was paying 40,000 shillings each for the construction of a temporary
Nelson Karuhanga the district councilor of Kasana Sub County says the district
council is aware of the challenges faced by the school and is working to ensure
that the government constructs permanent structures.
“and we had…
…for the rescue.”//
Jemima Buhanda the Chairperson LCV says it is not only Kyeihara Integrated
Primary School that is in a sorry state but rather the district has changed its
plan to have all schools in dilapidated state worked on.
“to take back…
…papers on Friday.”//
currently has only two permanent structures that are occupied by primary seven,
six, and five whereas the temporary buildings are used by the lower classes.