Janet K. Museveni, the Minister of Education, has revealed plans to rehabilitate all government-aided traditional schools that are in poor condition.
According to the minister, this was done to improve the quality of the learning environment for all parties involved.
Janet Museveni made these words during the commissioning of Gayaza High School’s refurbished Corby House dormitory. In March 2020, the house was completely destroyed by fire.
Janet Museveni remarked, “I am aware that Gayaza, like most of our traditional schools, requires reconstruction, and I have seen the structures I was coming in,” without specifying when the government will begin the improvements.
“Many schools across the country are in desperate need of repair, and I’d want to share with you our hope and prayer that we will be able to rehabilitate all traditional schools,” she continued.
On March 6, 2020, the Corby House in Gayaza was burned by fire, destroying millions of items but no one was killed.
In a brief address following the commissioning, Janet Museveni stated that the repair of this dormitory is an assurance from God that He will restore all that has been damaged by Covid-19, including the education sector, which is still closed until January 2022.
Janet Museveni remarked, “He (God) promised in His word to restore all the years that the locusts and cankerworms have eaten.”
“He who was able to preserve our children from the fire that destroyed their dormitory and ensured that none of them were injured is the same God who has repaired the dormitory,” he continued. He sticks to His word…”
Gayaza’s headteacher, Robinah Katongole Kizito, praised the government for its efforts in rehabilitating the block and requested government assistance.
“Our boundaries with the surrounding community are permeable, and we frequently confront encroachment; we need to fence the school, and we continue to seek government assistance,” Katongole added.
Corby House took the government one and a half years to rebuild.