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Leaders in Buikwe District have commended government’s efforts to improve the level of literacy in the district, this was at the official commissioning of Suggu seed secondary school in Buikwe sub county, The program is intended to expand the coverage of universal secondary education closer to learners in sub counties
Amongst the things provided at the school are a multipurpose hall, three units of classroom blocks, an administration block, a fully equipped two-unit Science block with science kits and chemical reagents, a library, an ICT block and a three-unit teachers’ houses among others. After receiving the school, Hajji Sulaiman Muwanga Headmaster said that the school’s enrollment was in a worrying state because of the poor infrastructure and lack of a laboratory and students have been trekking distances in search for better schools, but there hope in academic excellence. He however pointed out the challenge of power which has rendered the computers useless. The head also expressed fear that the computer machines may be stollen due lack of a perimeter fence at the school. Speaking to the Buikwe District education officer Musasizi Julius, who is disappointed with some parents who have totally refused to take back their children to school saying that they lack school fees and money for lunch yet there is free education, Musasizi called for the government to mind about constructing teachers quarters which is a challenge in Buikwe

The Buikwe south member of Parliament Dr. Lulume Bayiga commended government for the school citing that this will uplift the standards of education in Buikwe district, Dr. Bayiga cautioned teachers desist from acts of absenteeism and called for seriousness amongst teachers in the School. Commissioning the school, the State minister in the office of the vice president, Diana Mutasingwa who represented the Minister of Education and sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni, said that the construction of the seed secondary school is the government initiative, aimed at human capital development, she implored parents in Buikwe to take back their kids to school more so the teenage mothers and also pledged to provide power to the school.
The 2.2 billion school from the World Bank, sits on the 5 acres of land donated by the Suggu Moslem mission and it brings to a total of seven government aided secondary schools in the whole of Buikwe district.

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