“Any school aged child must go to school and in order for them to go for classes, there must be school establishments in various LLGs and districts.”
“My plan in Usino Bundi, we have a plan to set up high schools in all LLGs and Usino Bundi is taking the lead.”
This is from the Education Minister and Member for Usino Bundi open, Jimmy Uguro said over the weekend in Usino Bundi District.
He was accompanied by the Education Secretary, Dr Uke Kombra.
Bundi Primary School will be upgraded to a high school and will take its first lot of high school students next year.
The Minister also did groundbreaking ceremonies for to officiate the elevation of two colleges in the district, Usino Technical College and Max David Agriculture College.
Minister Uguro also said that schools in the district will be using the new 1-6-6 education reform where children will have 1 year of kindergarten, Grade 1- Grade 6 will be primary school and grades 7-12 will be in high schools/secondary schools.
The District Development Authority has given financial support for the schools’ upgrades and the Minister has also made several commitments to assist the schools’ operations.
He thanked all teachers for complying and having suspended classes for the last for weeks due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
“I welcome back to classes all our teachers and students after 4 weeks of suspension and encourage everyone to keep safe by strictly adhering to the niupla pasin protocols.”
He assured students and teachers that their welfare is a priority.
“As a teacher by profession, I am fully aware that welfare, need and conditions and I will do anything in necessary and possible to ensure that they are catered for.
“All classes should have resumed as usual with Covid-19 protocols observations.”
He added that schools must pick up teaching and learning from where they stopped.
He further said that school administrations, parents and students must work together.
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