Government Lists Ghost School to Implement USE

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Ministry of Education has approved a ghost school in Lira to implement the Universal Secondary Education program. Recently, the ministry of Education published a list of schools that have been approved to implement the Universal Secondary Education. In Lira Standard High School and Amugu high schools were approved. However, Uganda Radio Network today visited the sub county and could not trace the school. Both residents and Local authorities in Amugu Sub County said they have no information about the school. Bosco Odongo, the district senior education officer told Uganda Radio Network, that he is not aware of any school in the district that is registered with that name. He said that the ministry could have erred by adding the non existent school on its list. Schools implementing USE receive funding from government. Government pays 47,000 every term to each student in the approved private school and 41,000 to a student in government schools. Lately, there have been reports about government spending huge sums of money on ghost staff as well as institutions like health centres.


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