Construction of Okwongodul Lakeside secondary school, Dokolo gets underway

Dokolo – Government has kicked off construction of Okwongodul Lakeside secondary school in Dokolo district in a bid to enroll more students in secondary education level.

The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Felix Okot Ogong, the area Member of Parliament for Dokolo South constituency who is also the representative of Uganda in the Pan Africa Parliament.

The scope of work includes two classroom blocks, five-stanza pit latrines for both girls and boys, two units of teachers’ houses, a science laboratory, a kitchen and others.

The contract to undertake the construction works was awarded to Akol Holdings Limited at a cost of Shs 650 million and the project is expected to run for 12 months maximum.

Addressing residents during the groundbreaking ceremony at Okwongodul Lakeside secondary school site, Okot appealed to government to fully support the infrastructural development of schools in Dokolo district.

Okwongodul Lakeside secondary school students posing for a photo with the guests during the ground breaking ceremony

He thanked the community of Okwongodul for giving free land to government to develop it by putting up a learning center.

The Resident District Commissioner Dokolo Barbara Akech calls for value for money of the project.

According to Akech the project must change the face of the school academically and put the district on the map in terms of performance.

David Eryatu, the District Education Officer Dokolo asked the constructor to do good work within the provided timeframe.

Okwongodul Lakeside secondary school started in 2013 as a community school but was later coded under government of Uganda in 2019.

The school has an enrollment of over 200 students, 22 teachers operating in a single block of only three classrooms with students residing at Apenyoweo primary school and teachers renting outside the school.

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