BY ZALIMON BASIGHALHA (GOODLUCK)
Bwera Secondary School, located in Mpondwe – Lhubiriha Town Council, Bukonzo County East, Kasese district, is seeking financial assistance amounting to 60 million shillings to construct a concrete perimeter wall around the school premises.
The proposed wall aims to enhance the security of the learners and school facilities, especially during nighttime hours.
The School’s Head Teacher, Mr. Jocknus Bwambale, made this disclosure during the school’s career day, sponsored and facilitated by the Association of Old Students (BWESSOSA).
He emphasized that the lack of a well-built fence poses a significant safety concern for the students, school property, and buildings, particularly after a tragic incident on June 16, 2023, when suspected ADF rebels attacked Mpondwe – Lhubiriha Secondary School in Nyabugando Ward. The attack resulted in the loss of at least 37 students’ lives and the abduction of several others.
Addressing the current security situation at Bwera Secondary School, the Head Teacher expressed that the deployment of security operatives by the government has restored calm and a sense of normalcy. He reassured that students are no longer living in fear.
Mr. Bwambale also took the opportunity to commend the Old Students’ Association for their unwavering financial support to their alma mater and for upholding the reputation of Bwera Secondary School.
In light of their continued support, he urged them to consider establishing a scholarship scheme for current students, particularly those facing financial challenges, to enable them to remain in school and complete their studies.
During the event, the Old Students’ Association showcased their commitment to the school’s welfare by donating a refrigerator to the staff members. This thoughtful gesture will help the staff members cool their drinks and other refreshments, enhancing their work environment.
As Bwera Secondary School strives to improve security measures and create educational opportunities for all students, the collective efforts of stakeholders, including the Old Students’ Association, will play a crucial role in ensuring a safer and more conducive learning environment for the young learners.