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Kabarole school gets lab

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st April 2009 03:00 AM

Buheesi Secondary School in Kabarole district has received a science laboratory and administration offices. The new facility was constructed by friends Diane Ellis, Saddy Riddel, Elizabeth Riddel, Chrismedeley, Anne Harrison and Pat Heathcote from the Uni

Buheesi Secondary School in Kabarole district has received a science laboratory and administration offices. The new facility was constructed by friends Diane Ellis, Saddy Riddel, Elizabeth Riddel, Chrismedeley, Anne Harrison and Pat Heathcote from the Uni

By Bizimungu Kisakye

Buheesi Secondary School in Kabarole district has received a science laboratory and administration offices. The new facility was constructed by friends Diane Ellis, Saddy Riddel, Elizabeth Riddel, Chrismedeley, Anne Harrison and Pat Heathcote from the United Kingdom.

They each contributed over sh70m towards the project. Ellis said her contribution was from money her late husband, a former deputy vice-chancellor at Cardiff University, left for her.

Speaking at the inauguration on Saturday, the board of governors’ chairperson, Elijah Kahwa, said the funding was channelled through Trust for African Schools, a non-governmental organisation in the UK.

Kahwa said Buheesi was one of the five African schools supported by the organisation.He urged the students to make use of the laboratory to improve on their performance in science.

The headmaster, Patrick Akora, thanked the donors for the support. “They also gave us pencils and textbooks and have promised to establish a prize for the best science student yearly for 10 years,” said Akora.

He said the school had 354 students and 16 teachers. Local government minister Adolf Mwesige said the Government was planning to establish two vocational institutes in each sub-county.

“There is no logic in the youth pursuing degrees and spending the rest of their lives looking for employment. We need are people who can use their hands to create for themselves jobs,” said Mwesige.

In attendance were the district education officer, Victoria Businge, chief administrative officer Solomon Kalibwanyi and the Woman MP, Margaret Muhanga.

Kabarole school gets lab

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