UK charity to build 100 schools in Uganda
Publish Date: Feb 06, 2011
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By Pascal Kwesiga

A UK-based charity (PEAS) promoting equality in African schools will construct about 100 secondary schools in various sub-counties across the country in the next five years, officials have said.

Eight schools have already been constructed in Hoima, Mityana, Wakiso, Ntungamo, Jinja, Mayuge, Mubende and Padibe.

The schools are constructed in sub-counties that do not have secondary schools to ensure that all Ugandans can attain secondary education. The project will cost sh60b, allocating sh600m per school.

Speaking to New vision during a teachers’ conference at Hotel Diplomate in Kampala recently, John Rendel, the PEAS chief executive officer, said out of the eight schools, five have existed for the last two years, while the three would open next term.

“We want to reduce the cost of education to ensure that everyone can attain education and have better opportunities and lives in future,” Rendel added. The fees in these schools range from sh40,000 to sh100,000 for day students, and sh200,000 to sh250,000 for boarding students.

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