The Ministry of Education Commissions Seed Secondary School Worth Shillings 2.1 Billion in Masindi
By Brian Atuhura
The State Minister for Primary Education Hon. Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu yesterday commissioned Budongo Seed Secondary School worth shillings 2.1 billion in Masindi District with a call to the school to work hard and excel in academics, she said, government's priority is to develop Human capital through providing quality education of the learners.
Her message, was presented by Hon. Kenneth Kiiza Nyendwoha the MP for Bujenje County who the represented the State Minister as the Chief Guest at the function.
Speaking at the same function, the Resident District Commission (RDC) Masindi, Emmy Ngabirano cautioned men against defiling under aged girls saying that this act denies them a chance of attaining a bright future. He also assured residents of greater Budongo Sub-county, that the presidential pledges which were not full filled will be fulfilled soon.
On his part, the District Chairperson Cosmas Byaruhanga requested government to construct at least two seed secondary schools every year in Sub-counties to be able to absorb learners who perform well but lack school fees.
He later on appreciated Hon. Kiiza Nyendwoha for coordinating with him since they joined efforts when then latter was still the LC III Chairperson for Budongo Sub-county to first track the presidential pledge of a seed secondary school which to date has been fulfilled.
In another development, the CAO Masindi Phionah Sanyu explained that the district recently received wage worth shillings 240 million to recruit 27 teaching staff who are enrolled on government payroll and she stressed that this key for productivity of staff.
The LC III for Nyantozi Sub-county, Sunday Eyotu revealed that the school was started by the community in 1994 who used to sell tobacco.
He further explained, when the President visited the area while canvasing for votes in 2011, he promised them to construct a seed secondary school and also renovate the Roman catholic church together with the Anglican church in Budongo Subcounty which hosted the Guerra fighters.