KATAKWI: Akoboi Primary School Faces Overcrowding Crisis, VP Alupo Promises New Classrooms

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  • Simon Okello, who is also a member of the PTA, emphasized that the pupils of Akoboi are severely affected by a shortage of seating desks, which is inadequate for the number of students.

KATAKWI: Authorities at Akoboi Primary School in Akoboi village, Akoboi Parish, Akoboi Sub County in Katakwi district have expressed concern over the limited number of classrooms available to accommodate an overwhelming enrollment of about 1,000 pupils.

The Chairperson of LC1 Oilotor Village mentioned that during his visits to the school, he has observed many pupils struggling to find space in the classrooms, highlighting the urgent need for the government to construct more classrooms.

Simon Okello, who is also a member of the PTA, emphasized that the pupils of Akoboi are severely affected by a shortage of seating desks, which is inadequate for the number of students.

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Meanwhile, Rtd. Maj. Jessica Rose Alupo Epel, the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, has promised to construct five classroom blocks for Akoboi Primary School to address the issue of inadequate classrooms.

Alupo, who is also a Member of Parliament for Katakwi district, revealed that her efforts to secure support from well-wishers are underway to tackle the alarming situation.

However, Alupo has reiterated a warning to school administrators against expelling UPE (Universal Primary Education) and USA (Uganda Support to AIDS Orphans) learners from government schools, stating that the capitation grants are intended to support these students.

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