Easter Equatoria State, News

Locoto yearns for better school structure

By Jino Wilson


Residents of Locoto Boma in Budi County, Eastern Equatoria State, are urging the government to prioritize construction of a permanent school in the area.

Currently, learners at Nangorilem Primary School are enduring lessons under trees, with instruction frequently interrupted during the rainy season.

Dario Lokiru, a teacher at Nangorilem Primary School, expressed deep concern about the inadequate structure of the school facility.

He lamented, “See this structure, we are operating under the trees, we are using plastic sheets to cover this temporary shelter when it’s raining and during sunshine we remove it.”

Lokiru stated that they have repeatedly raised their concerns with the government, but their appeals have fallen on deaf ears.

“Many times, we raised the issue of this school, but nobody listened to us. What do you expect us to do when our county authority is giving no ears to our call,” he added.

Among the challenges highlighted by Lokiru are the lack of blackboards and insufficient classrooms for the learners.

Mary Nadio, another resident, urged the Budi County authorities to prioritize the construction of permanent school structures in Nangorilem.

“This school remain like this, many commissioners come and go without thinking of fixing another structure even if it is semi-permanent or permanent. Some of you who finished school were you studying in a structure like this?” she said.

The county education department is yet to take action on this matter.

However, the residents of Locoto remain hopeful that their plea for a permanent school facility will be heard and addressed, providing a conducive environment for the education and growth of their children.

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