Katunguru Sub County Gets First Secondary school

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On Tuesday, Ministry of Education launched the construction of a modern seed secondary school in the sub county worth 1.6 billion shillings.

Ministry of Education has embarked on the construction of the first secondary school in Katunguru Sub County in Rubirizi district under the African Development Bank funded education IV project. On Tuesday, Ministry of Education launched the construction of a modern seed secondary school in the sub county worth 1.6 billion shillings. Katunguru Sub County has not had any secondary school since it was curved out of Kichwamba Sub County in 1970.
 

Alfred Kyaka, the principal Education Officer in the Ministry of Education in charge of constructing seed schools says that, the Ministry has hired LAMBA Enterprises to handle the construction works and MBW for consultancy. He explains that the new school that is expected to handle 360 students will have a fully fledged science laboratory, computer center and teachers houses. Kyaka advises parents in the sub county to embrace education saying that the primary seven completion rate stands at 7 percent. He explains the most pupils in Katunguru Sub County opt out of school for fishing on Lake Edward and Lake George.

Cadet Benjamin Buturo, the Bunyaruguru county Member of Parliament has welcomed the development. According to the legislator research shows that most of the pupils in the area, don’t go beyond the primary five class. He has tasked parents in the sub county to withdraw their children from fishing and send them to the school, which is expected to start operating by 2014. Stephen Katesigwa, the LC V councilor for Katunguru Sub County and Rubirizi District Council speaker faulted some politicians for attempting to sell off the community land earmarked to host the seed secondary school.

Katesigwa told residents that he was in possession of letters from some of the local leaders he accused of conniving with outsiders to grab the land earmarked for community project. He however vowed to protect the community interests saying that he doesn't want to be judged by history that the community land was disposed off during his reign as the area councilor. 

 

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