Gulu Clinical Officers Takes Over Laroo Boarding primary school

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Dr. Rose Nassali Lukwago, the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary, says the move is to allow Gulu School of Clinical Officers to expand its structures and courses away from the limited space in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital

 The Education, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry, has officially handed over Laroo Boarding primary school to Gulu School of Clinical Officers.

Dr. Rose Nassali Lukwago, the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary, says the move is to allow Gulu School of Clinical Officers to expand its structures and courses away from the limited space in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.

Laroo Boarding primary school was built by government in partnership with the Belgian government in 2006 at the tune of Shillings 2.5 billion. According to Dr. Nassali, the school was built as a special consideration for Primary Education for Children returning from the Lord's Resistance Army rebel captivity.

She says the school was meant to offer counseling and provide vocational skills to the former abductees. Dr. Rose Nassali Lukwago, however, says the Ministry decided to hand over the school to Gulu School of Clinical Officers to accommodate the allied Health Institute following its total collapse in 2013 due to debts amounting to Shillings 500million.

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She says with the 12.5 acre of land Gulu school of Clinical officer will assume the status of an Allied Health Training Institute after Mulago to offer more courses apart from clinical medicine.

Grace Aninge, the director Gulu School of Clinical Officers says the new space will save the school Shillings 60 million they have been paying annually at Olango Conference center for the Girls Hostel.

According to Aninge, they current premises couldn't host both the 80 female and 284 male students, adding that they with the additional space they expect to increase their enrolment to 1500 from just 369 students. 

Martin Mapenduzi Ojara, the Gulu District LC V chairperson, has appealed to the Chief Administrative Officer to Town clerk to ensure that over 26 teachers of Laroo Boarding school are redeployed since they have been drawing salary from the district for the last two years without being deployed.
He also called upon the community in Laroo division, where the school lies to embrace the development.

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 Laroo Boarding has 23 drainable Latrines, 2 boreholes, 16 dormitories and 15 staff houses including a double cabin pick-up plus 25 KJ stand by generator.