Education
Norway builds 23 schools in Acholi region
Publish Date: Jul 19, 2014
newvision
  • mail
  • img

By Norman Katende

The Norwegian government has asked the Ugandan Government to take over the community schools it helped improve and urged the community to make use of the schools.

The Norwegian ambassador to Uganda, Thorbjorn Gaustadsaether (right), made the call while handing over one of the 23 schools built in Acholi using the sh7.808b that was refunded to Norway by the Prime Minister’s Office.

The money had been mismanaged under the Peace Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda programme.

“The Norwegians were happy to help foster change in Acholi. We are happy that the children will continue to study. We have also provided teachers’ houses, which will reduce levels of absenteeism.

"We are requesting the Government to aid the schools and pay teachers’ salaries,” Gaustadsaether said.

A total of 104 classrooms were built and furnished in 23 schools. Twenty seven classrooms were rehabilitated.

Others built were 230 latrine stances, 12 new offices and stores, 84 houses for teachers and three boreholes.

The development was supervised by the Norwegian Refugee Committee. Atubamaki Anthony, the Amuru district chairman, called on the community to take good care of the structures.

Martin Oroma, the area LC1 chairman, said they had been praying for a school in the community.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Two professors to teach classes from under the sea
Two US professors will spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory near the Florida Keys, where they'll teach courses via Internet in an attempt to break a world record....
UNEB: O
This year’s Senior Four candidates start their final examinations today, with a briefing in the 3,006 centres across the country....
Celebrate your teacher, send us a picture
Teachers all over the world, last weekend, celebrated the World Teacher’s Day under the theme, “Unite for Quality Education.”...
The mystery shrouding UPE capitation grants
There have been recent debates arising from inconsistencies in the amount of capitation grants sent to UPE schools....
A Makerere University political science lecturer says money can never be ruled out “because politics requires campaign financing to facilitate the logistics required”....
DStv Eutelsat Star awards competition open
Students have yet another opportunity to participate in the International DStv Eutelsat satellite technology competition....
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter