Government Commits to Register 3000 Secondary School Teachers in 2023/24 Financial Year

By Barham Akatukunda

RUBANDA – The State Minister for Finance in charge of general duties Henry Ariganyira Musasizi has revealed government commitment to  register 3000 secondary school teachers onto the government payroll as a way of addressing missing gaps with among the schools in this financial year 2023/2024.

 

Minister Musasizi who doubles as the Rubanda East County Member of Parliament revealed the development on Saturday during his speech as the chief guest at St. Agatha Girls secondary school Kakore, in Hamurwa sub-county, Rubanda district. The occasion was a fundraising event aimed at constructing a computer laboratory.

 

Musasizi announced that the government has allocated funds in the current financial year to register 3000 secondary school teachers onto the government payroll.

 

“This initiative aims to address the teacher vacancies in schools”. Minister Musasizi said.

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He further emphasized that the government’s policy is to ensure the presence of a primary school in every parish, a secondary school in every sub-county, and a technical school in every district.

 

Additionally, Minister Musasizi assured the school that in the next financial year, the government will allocate 500 million shillings to support the construction project.

 

He urged the public to actively engage in community policing to help the police eliminate crimes within communities.

 

As a gesture of support, he contributed 10 million shillings towards the construction of the computer laboratory.

 

During the mass that marked the beginning of the fundraising event, Reverend Father Agaba Herbert, the parish priest for Kakore parish, reiterated the importance of parents providing education for their children, as it is the most valuable gift they can give.

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Honorable Kamuntu Musa Mwongyera, the Rubanda West County Member of Parliament, reminded the public about the resurgence of Covid-19, citing the recent positive tests of 50 Members of Parliament.

 

He emphasized the significance of education for children, given the shortage of land in Kigezi Sub-region.

 

As a show of support, he donated 100 bags of cement and pledged another 100 bags towards the construction of the computer laboratory.

 

Honorable Ampeire Steven Kasyaba, the Rubanda district LCV Chairperson, pledged funds from the district’s budget in the next financial year to assist St. Agatha Girls secondary school Kakore in their construction projects.

 

He highlighted that the district already has funders dedicated to supporting the school.

 

Mr. Katongore Keleth, the school headteacher, expressed gratitude to Minister Musasizi for his continuous support towards the school.

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During his speech, he mentioned that while the school possesses various facilities, it lacks a computer laboratory. The current computer lab can accommodate only 46 students, despite having numerous ICT students.

 

He stated that the new two-floor computer laboratory will cost over 500 million shillings.

 

The fundraising event successfully collected 46,560,950 Uganda Shillings, with the specific purpose of constructing the two-floor computer laboratory at St. Agatha Girls secondary school Kakore.

 

The school headteacher acknowledged the generous contributions from all participants and expressed optimism about the future of the project.

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