MP wants Gov't to renovate traditional schools.

In Summary
  • The schools educated great politicians. 
  • They are currently in a dilapidated state.
  • IIn 2020 ,Government promised to rehabilitate these schools. 
Arua city central Mp Jackson Atima
Arua city central Mp Jackson Atima
Image: Alice Lubwama

Arua city central division MP Jackson Lee Atima has called on Government to revive the  traditional secondary schools in West Nile in order to restore their Glory. 

Atima who is also  Government regional whip for West Nile says these are the giant  schools with  good structures where some of the  great leaders such as late  speaker Francis  Ayume  and others went through but they are now in a dilapidated state with poor academic performance.

 Atima says if these schools are maintained to the required standards then they will be able to produce great leaders as it was before. 

In 2020 , Government promised  to renovate all the traditional schools across the country, in the phased manner over the next five to 10 years but Atima says none of the schools in West Nile has been worked on  and they are still roofed with asbestos iron sheets that  have been proved to be a health risk.

For  the last three financial years, the education committee of Parliament chaired byJohn Twesigye has  been pushing for funds to enable the ministry of education have all traditional public education institutions roofed with asbestos iron sheets, replaced  with the standard iron sheets but the request has not gone through. 

The legendary schools include St Joseph 's Ombaci,St Aloysius college Nyapea  ,St Charles Lwanga in koboko,St Peters collection Warr Girls in Zombo,St Marys Ediofe Girls in Arua and Mvara secondary school in Arua.