In a bid to improve on the standards of education in Uganda, the Turkish government has constructed a new classroom block for Natete Muslim High school to enable students have enough classrooms and improve the learning environment.
The newly constructed building has been handed over to the head Teacher Ahmed Bagala by the Turkish Ambassador to Uganda Fikret Karem Alp who pledged to continue supporting more school Uganda to promote education.
This new building that comprise two offices and five classrooms was donated to Natete Muslim High school by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency(TIKA).
The headmaster Natete Muslim High School, Ahmed Bagala narrated trouble the school has been going through due to lack of enough classroom cater for the 1000 students, leading to some students to drop out of school.
“The big challenge we had was lack of infrastructure yet the number of students keeps increasing every other day. We have a population of 1222 students and each class has more than hundred students which makes it difficult for a teacher to manage them,” Bagala said.
Bagala was grateful that with the structure saying it will help them improve the teaching, learning environment and also reduce on the teacher to the student ratio in class.
The ambassador of Turkey to Uganda Fikret Karem Alp while handing over the donation emphasized that they will continue to support more schools.
“This is just the beginning. There are other projects that are coming and we will continue support education in Uganda to have a sustainable development. Fikret Karem Alp the Ambassador of Turkey to Uganda said.”
Alp added that apart from constructing schools, the Turkish government is also willing to offer scholarships to students who have performed well from O-level to doctorate level.
The construction of the seven room block consumed Shs 300 million.