Kwikila Secondary School, a pioneer high school in the Central Province, established in 1959, have rarely seen much infrastructural development in the schools 62 years of existence, becoming a boarding school in 1960 and gaining secondary school status later on.
After six decades of operation serving students in the province with rundown infrastructure, Central Governor Robert Agarobe came to the aid of the school pumping in a whooping K2.5 million under the provincial governments phase one ‘restoration of schools program.’
The first new infrastructure from the program are two staff houses that were completed and launched this week in the school.
“You can see around that these buildings are 60’s classrooms, 60’s dormitories, 60’s toilets even teachers houses,” said the Kwikila Secondary Board of Governors Chairman, Mr Kore Burana during the official opening of the two staff houses for the school.
“62 years on, we are changing the classrooms, dormitories and other infrastructure facilities in this school.”
The two staff houses built were part of the 6 staff houses that were to be constructed for the school under the restoration program.
Two houses are completed, two are in still under construction and 2 more to be built.
Mr Burana added that Kwikila Secondary school is currently a level 9 school and they are working towards getting the school upgraded to a level 10 school.
“We need at least 42 teachers houses, 10 dormitories for girls and 12 dormitories for boys and then we’ll qualify to their standards.”
Meanwhile, Governor for Central Province, Mr Robert Agarobe said that he has 4 phases for Kwikila Secondary and Kupiano Secondary school.
“I have given K2.5 million to Kupiano Secondary and another K2.5 million to Kwikila Secondary.”
Phase 1 includes staff housing, double dormitories for the girls and boys and 4 in 1 classrooms and phase 2 includes specialized classrooms such as science labs, practical skills workshop and home economics classrooms.
The total money given to both schools is for both phase one and phase two of the restoration for the schools.