Omoro oldest School in admin house crisis


Partek Bar primary school in Omoro district. PHOTO BY OJARA DANIEL

By DANIEL OJARA

OMORO- Partek Bar primary school in Bobi Sub County, Omoro district is operating without administration block.

Partek Bar primary school is one of the primary schools in Paluo parish, Bobi sub county in Omoro district and for years faced with many challenges.

Some of the challenges are land conflict by community around, poor infrastructure, lack of clean water, among others.

Founded 20 years ago and with current total enrollment of 200 pupils, their academic performances have always recorded low percentage.

Ogwal Ronald Reagan, the school headmaster says it’s very difficult for them to run school affairs smoothly simply because they lack administration block and proper store.

“We have been losing important learning materials like books, office chairs, tables, chalks, past papers, among others which have been taken away by thieves,” Ogwal told TND News reporter on Monday.

The chairperson School Management Committee (SMC) of the school, Jasper Ojok says they forwarded their problems to Bobi Sub County leadership last year about need to construct administration block with various offices. Until them, Ojok says are yet to get a positive response from the Sub County.

“Currently, we are using class rooms for store and administration offices respectively which is not safe for keeping learning materials,” Ojok added.

Among other problems the school is currently facing is lack of clean water for pupil’s use, few toilet facilities, among others.

“The only borehole we have been using for years broke down during first term holidays. It’s also used by neighboring community,” the SMC chair revealed.

Meanwhile, the Local Council III Chairperson Bobi Sub County, Richard Odongo told this news website that school administration block will be constructed in the coming financial year of 2018-2019.

“Bobi Sub County has budgeted for this school in the coming financial year and our main focus is to improve performances and enrollment for the benefit of Bobi Sub County,” Odongo revealed.

He added: “We have approached and now partnering with development partners like World Vision to construct administration block at Partek Bar primary school and to supply more desk to them and Kulu Otit primary school respectively.

In the coming fiscal year, Odongo says they will drill more boreholes; improve on the current water sources in all the schools in the sub county.


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