The Government through the Education ministry has announced plans to construct 258 government secondary schools in sub-counties across the country that do not have any schools in the 2020/2021 Financial Year.
Speaking at the closure of the Education Sector Review 2019/2020 in Kampala, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Alex Kakooza, said of the 258 schools to be constructed, 115 will be financed by the funds Ugandan government received from the World Bank.
Kakooza explained that the remaining 116 schools will be constructed under the Uganda Secondary School Expansion project whose funds he said have already been approved by the government.
He, however, said the government has not budgeted for the construction of schools in the new sub-counties that came into existence as a result of creation of new districts since 2015.
He said students in the newly created districts will have to share schools with their mother districts.