In fulfillment of his political campaign promises, Member of Parliament for Builsa North , Hon. James Agalga, has handed over two 3-unit classroom blocks to Kandema and Nawaasa communities to improve upon standard of education in the Constituency.
The two projects were initiated and funded through his MPs share of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).
School Children in the two communities can now have the golden opportunity to learn in a well furnished classrooms for effective teaching and learning.
The initiative, Agalga said is part of the effort to reduce the number of children drop out from school in the constituency.
According to him, education is the only means to fight extreme poverty in a nation and promised to make education responsive and focus-driven in line with the challenges of the 21st century.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at Kandema last week, Mr Agalga noted that even though the facilities are too small to celebrate for schools that still needs additional classrooms, the current new structures would go a long way to augment the academic laurels of the schools in coming years.
He described academic performance of pupils in the Constituency as good but needed a strong support, stressing that there was the need for a stakeholder engagement to brainstorm about the issues and to urgently turn-around the situation.
The former Deputy Minister for Interior , assured the constituents of his determination to help completely eradicate the “school under trees” syndrome in the area.
Mr Agalga however expressed grave concern about the poor culture of maintenance in the country and charged the District Education Directorate and the schools authorities as well as the Kandema and Nawaasa communities to regularly maintain the facilities.
He further called on all concerned to join hands together to help him achieve this goal to provide quality education to children in the constituency.
The MP who is undisputedly development oriented also inspected a 90% complete bridge under construction in Kalijiisa No1. which he fully funded .
Residents, including Chiefs and opinion leaders could not hide their joy for the projects as they shower praises on the MP for his instrumentality in seeing the projects complete on time.
According the residents, the schools projects would go a long way to address the major classroom accommodation challenges facing the schools for several decades.
The schools which have commutative enrollments capacity of over 300 pupils, have been battling with serious infrastructural challenges for several years.
The MP was accompanied by constituency, ward and branch executives to make the ceremonies colourful.
Source; therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba