By Jamirat Nandawula
Vincent Kayanja the Entebbe municipality Mayor commissioned a Shs60m perimeter wall at Sacred Heart primary school formerly Bugonga boys primary school. Accompanied by Sarah Nabirye the Entebbe municipal inspector of schools, Kayanja noted that the project will be funded through the schools’ facilities grant, provided by government.
“This is one of the historical schools in Entebbe which was started in the 1950s,” noted Kayanja. Mr. Fred Damba the school’s headteacher said, vandalism has been one of the major challenges affecting the school premises. “Having many pathways around the school, has seen theft of property ranging from class windows and doors to saucepans in the school kitchen,” narrated Damba.
“We could not even determine the arrival and departure of our learners at school, which subsequently let to escaping of pupils before the official departure time,” added Damba. Mrs. Nabirye on the other hand, noted that government releases funds for schools’ infrastructure development every year.
Following the outbreak of Covid19 in Uganda, Entebbe annual marathon which had been scheduled for April 18, was among such activities that were suspended. The marathon has for the past two years, been organised to revamp and improve the education status of public schools in Entebbe municipality. Halting the occasion (thanks to Covid19), has affected several devel0pment programmes that used to come along Entebbe marathon.