Students Stranded As Rains destroy School in Kamwenge
Following the Saturday 31st March 2018 hail storm, blown off the roofing of four classes, office and staff quarters of Rwenjaza primary school in Nyabbani sub-county Kamwenge district, learning has been brought to a standstill.
According to the head teacher of the school Mr. Eldard Tibananukirwa, the blown off class rooms were constructed in 1972, in 1975 the same block was blown away by wind and then was re-roofed.
Old structure whose roof top was blown off by the stormy rains
“These classes have been accommodating P.1 A&B which has 226 pupils, P.2 with 102 and P.3 with 166 plus offices and staff quarters” he said
This school which was built by the United Nations, seems to be neglected by the current government since building are too old to resist any danger.
Tibananukirwa said that this school has a total of 818 pupils but of now, 444 of them as per now have no study rooms only that the school is accommodating them in church.
“We wrote to the Kamwenge district Chief administrative officer for consideration as emergence and secure the good study environment” head teacher added
He explained that the parents of the school 250 can’t raise funds for building since they only contribute Shs 6.000 to cater for non government teachers and support staff.
Some of the district officials who have so far visited the school are; district chairperson Mr Aggrey Natuhamya, district engineer Mr Andrew Baguma, district vice chairman Mr Peter Ashaba, District education officer Mr Eric Tumwiringire, inspector of schools for Kitagwenda county Mr Apollo Mulinde and the area district Councilor Mr Robert Mugabe among others.
These people promised to stand with the school management and the diocese of East Ruwenzori see how possible they can put back the image of the school.
The Kamwenge district chairperson Mr Aggrey Natuhamya says that he and the councilors are compiling a report together with technical staff to solve the problem.