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Temporary Shimoni school costs sh740m

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th October 2007 03:00 AM

THE temporally structures of Shimoni Demonstration School have been opened. The Government spent sh740m on the construction.

THE temporally structures of Shimoni Demonstration School have been opened. The Government spent sh740m on the construction.

By Ronald Kalyango

THE temporally structures of Shimoni Demonstration School have been opened. The Government spent sh740m on the construction.

“We are still looking for a place for permanent structures for the school and the teachers college,” said Peter Lokeris, the state minister for primary education.

He was yesterday commissioning the temporary structures, located in Kololo. “When the permanent home for both institutions is completed, these structures will be given to East Kololo Primary School, which accepted to host us on their land.”

In August this year, the education ministry called for tenders to provide 30 acres of land for the Shimoni Demonstration Primary School and the teachers college, which were relocated from their premises in December 2006.

The land was leased to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud to construct a hotel. Work on the hotel has still not taken off.

Lokeris said the structures, which were completed in March 2007, would accommodate only 840 pupils, compared to 3,000 at the former premises.

He said the 2,160 pupils were distributed to different schools in Makindye, Nakawa, Lubaga and Central divisions.

The new premises have 14 classrooms, an administration block, two blocks of toilets and a water system with a capacity of 20,000 litres.

A member of the school management committee, Aggrey Mwami, said they did not have a library, hall, teacher’s houses, a store and sick bay.

“We had the above facilities at our former premises. It is our prayer that immediate action is taken as we wait for the permanent structures.”

Temporary Shimoni school costs sh740m

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