Two years later, Rwamucucu seed school laboratory still idle

The school head teacher, Rev. Ivan Muhoozi says that the computer laboratory can’t operate without power. He adds that the school is financially incapacitated to buy a generator.

Rwamucucu Seed Secondary School Kihorezo in Nyakagabagaba parish, Rwamucucu Sub county, Rukiga district: Photo/URN

RUKIGA, UGANDA: A school laboratory at Rwamucucu Seed Secondary School Kihorezo in Rwamucucu Sub County in Rukiga District is still lying idle for now two years ever since the school was commissioned due to lack of Electricity.

The government-owned school which is located just 6 kilometres away from the electricity line at the main Muhanga-Kisizi road boasts of a population of over 350 students who are entitled to computer studying with 30 computers in the laboratory.

Last week during the belated celebrations of International Women’s Day at Rwamucucu playground, district political leaders include, the Sub County chairperson Eddie Mugisha, the Rukiga district chairperson Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere and the district woman MP Hon Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi said that the school is struggling to teach practical part of computer lesions because of lack of electricity.

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The leaders jointly asked government to expeditiously extend power to the school so that the school can start using the computers.

The school head teacher Rev Ivan Muhoozi said that it is difficult for the teachers to integrate Information, and communication Technology-ICT in all subjects taught as a policy of the Ministry of Education and Sports for the lower secondary school curriculum.

He added that the school is currently financially constrained to hire a generator to run the computer laboratory.

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In her response, Prime Minister Robinah Nabanjja who was the guest of honour at the function last week said that he will send the Energy Minister Hon Ruth Nankabirwa to assess the magnitude of the problem and ensure that all areas in the District that do not access electricity are planned for.

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