Derrick Ampereza

Authorities at Kashojwa Primary School in Rugyeyo Sub County, Kanungu District, have called upon parents to provide support while they await government assistance to address the recent damage caused by strong winds and heavy rainfall.

The severe weather conditions, lasting approximately one hour, destroyed the roofs of two classrooms and other school property. Consequently, the school has had to relocate students to older buildings.

Vincent Twine, the Deputy Head Teacher of Kashojwa Primary School, noted that some of the existing school facilities are old and in a state of disrepair. He emphasized the need for both parental and government support to renovate and refurbish these facilities to create suitable learning environments for the students.

Twine expressed gratitude that, despite the incident occurring during class hours, no students were injured, attributing it to divine intervention.

Joseph Akakwasa, the Rugyeyo Sub County District Councilor, stated that relevant authorities, including the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, have been informed of the situation. Hon Dr. Baryomunsi visited the school over the weekend and pledged support.

Elias Kanyonza, the Chairperson of LC3 in Rugyeyo Sub County, informed our reporter that the sub-county’s executive committee plans to visit the school on Wednesday to compile a report.

This report will then be submitted to the Kanungu District Disaster Committee to explore ways to assist the school promptly.

Eng Sam Arineitwe Kajojo, the Kanungu District Chairperson, stated that they are awaiting the sub-county’s report, which will be forwarded to the Office of the Prime Minister through the district disaster committee. He emphasized the pressing issue of inadequate space at the school to accommodate the pupils.

Currently, Kashojwa Primary School, which is a Catholic-aided government school, has an enrollment of over 300 pupils.

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