Government plans to renovate all traditional schools across the country to bring them to the required modern standards, State Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, David Bahati has said.
Mr Bahati said this while representing Prime Minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda at an annual dinner of old students and well-wishers of Kigezi High School on Saturday, November, 14.
Kigezi High School, in Kabale District, founded in 1922, is among the many traditional schools in the country that have been run down, and are facing challenges of keeping up with standards.
Minister Bahati said that the exercise will be done in a phased manner over a period of the next five to ten years .
Bahati who is also the Ndorwa West Member of Parliament appealed to old students of Kigezi High School to to play their rightful roles in uplifting their old school.
“I know we have talked about the glory of Kigezi High school–, this goes beyond improvement in performance in academics,” said Bahati.
“The glory of Kigezi High School can be restored if all of us play agreat part in finding solutions to the problems in our society and if we all live the values and moto of our school .. I serve,” Minister Bahati said at the scientific event that was held at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
Minister Bahati also outlined some of the achievements of NRM Government, including increased enrollment in schools, rolling out of ICT infrastructure, peace and stability, wealth creation and immunisation.
He explained that the NRM government has made sure that every parish and sub-county has a primary school and secondary school respectively and that this has caused the rise in literacy levels to over 70 percent .
He called upon the participants to adhere to the measures to combat the Covid 19, saying that the country is now in a more precarious situation with wide spread infections in the community.
The dinner was organized by the Kigezi High School Old Students Association.
The objective was to raise funds towards Centenary projects when the school will mark 100 years of existencein 2022.