Maziba Primary School in Maziba sub-county, Kabale District is in ruins ahead of the re-opening of schools next week.
The structures seven classroom blocks, head teacher’s office, staffroom, and store were destroyed by landslides in May 2020.
However, up to date, there has not been any intervention from the government leaving teachers and parents uncertain if the school will reopen.
Bernard Bagamuhunda, one of the parents says that they are confused about where the pupils will be studying from since there are no structures. He wants the government to make an immediate intervention.
Elias Jonathan Byaruhanga, the school headteacher says that they are considering using a section of the nursery school and a nearby resource room of Bukinda Core-Primary Teachers College Bukinda as classrooms.
Byaruhanga blames the government for the delay to help the school despite several appeals.
Hillary Byamukama, Kabale District Secretary for Education and health Committee says that despite the district being aware of the problem, nothing is being done due to budget constraints.
Moses Bwengye Tumwijukye, Kabale District Education Officer says that the district is aware of the problem, but they are lobbying the government to avail funds for renovation.
According to Tumwijukye, Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction (UPFDRR) has already allocated 500 Million Shillings towards the reconstruction of new structures.
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