MUNGARA PRIMARY SCHOOL IN RUBANDA ON VERGE TO COLLAPSE DUE TO POOR STRUCTURAL STATE
By Libino Byamukama
Mungara primary school staff teachers sharing headmaster’s office as staffroom, library, store and clinic.
Teachers at Mungara primary school in Mungara parish Muko Sub County have raised a red flag on the poor and falling structures at the school.
Mungara primary school is a government aided and church of Uganda funded school which was established in1870 before it was taken over by the government after 10 years of existence and it has an enrollment of 189 pupils with 9 staff teachers.
A total of 6,354,200 was collected and on WhatsApp group and a total of shs 8,400,000 for the fundraising ceremony of the construction of the school which was held at the school premises was also collected.
Speaking to mknewslink reporter at the fundraising ceremony, the school headteacher Mrs Arinaitwe Jacenta said that primary four and five share the same room as a result of limited and uncompleted structures at school.
She added that worst of all the staff shares the headmaster’s office as the staffroom, library, store and clinic for the sick children who get sick and the doors and windows at the headmaster’s office are also in a worrying state.
Arinaitwe said that the school has no staff quarters and the two houses which they have are also in a very poor state for teachers who come from other districts to stay in saying that it puts them at risk of being robbed by the thugs.
She further showed raised a red flag on the school operating without permanent toilets saying the little semi-permanent at school noon has ever existed for a month.
Arinaitwe also said that the parents have also lost hopes in the school and the teachers who got appointments at school seek transfer within months because of the terrain with no water sources.
She added that the school had 8 students who sat for the 2022 primary leaving examinations. The first one scored a third grade and the rest failed totally.
She called upon the government’s intervention if they are to save the school.