and Ronald Kalyango
FIFTEEN medical schools have received sh37b to facilitate the building of new infrastructure and rehabilitate the existing ones. The money was donated by the European Union (EU).
About sh22b will be spent on civil work, said Francis Lubanga, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education.
The rest of the money will be sent through the Ministry of Education to cater for technical and medical facilities.
Lubanga, who was the chief guest, said the ministry was concerned about the access, quality, equity and management of education. â€œWe cannot have increased access to education and training if we do not have the facilities to meet the increasing demand for training.â€
The deputy head of the EU delegation in Uganda, Costas Tsilogiannis, pledged continued support to Ugandaâ€™s health and education sectors.
â€œUganda-EU relations started 30 years ago. But despite the continued support to the Government, Uganda has registered little progress in different fields of development. In future, development partners will concentrate on particular programmes,â€ said Tsilogiannis.
He was speaking at the projectâ€™s groundbreaking ceremony at Lira Comprehensive School of Nursing on Tuesday.
Other beneficiaries include the nursing schools in Mulago, Lubaga, Kibuli, Nsambya, Mengo, Arua, Kuluva, Jinja, Ngora, Lira, Kiwoko, Masaka, Kabale, Ibanda and Virika in Kabarole district.
15 medical schools get sh37b