The Ministry of Education has released 75millions shillings to 17 schools implementing the Universal Secondary Education program.
The Monney has been rolled out mainly to schools with space problems. The money is intended for the construction of four-classroom block and toilets for students on the Universal Education Program.
Francis Uma Agula, the Acting Assistant Commission in-charge secondary education, says the Ministry has so far built four classroom blocks in 14 schools.
Several schools have been complaining about the limited space for students, 3-years after the Universal Secondary Education was introduced.
Government responded by introducing the double shift system in 33 government-aided schools in an effort to maximize space.
Agula says the double shift had worked well and its going to be introduced in 24 others schools next year when the USE program enters its third year.
Agula also added that the Ministry has also surveyed and come up with costs of incomplete structures with intention of securing funding from the World Bank to complete the structures.
Agula says that the Ministry was giving priority to over enrolled schools by sending them more teachers and teaching materials for the program.
In 2007, government started implementing the President Yoweri Museveni's campaign pledge to pay school fees for students who score aggregate 28 and below in PLE.
Government pays 41,000 shillings for every student in a government aided school and 47,000 for any student in private schools that are partnering with government on the USE program.