Gulu Archdiocese has initiated fundraising for 2.5 billion shillings aimed at rejuvenating the education sector in the Acholi Sub-Region.
A seven-day education week, focused on fundraising, commenced at Kaunda Ground in Gulu yesterday, culminating in the launch of the fundraising campaign at Boma Hotel, engaging various stakeholders.
Rev. Fr. Robert Okello, the Diocesan Education Secretary, emphasized that the funds will support the 639 schools under the Catholic Church in Acholi Sub-Region, focusing on scholarships and infrastructure renovations.
He lamented the low completion rates among learners in Catholic-founded schools in the region, with only 30% finishing primary education and a mere 4% completing advanced levels.
Okello highlighted the limitations of current funding, citing the incapability of fully supporting educational endeavors and the lack of students from the region pursuing courses, particularly in sciences, at prestigious institutions like Makerere University. Fr. Okello speaking..
Fr. Dr. Jino Mwaka, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sacred Heart Gulu, stressed the urgency of revitalizing and transforming the education sector in Northern Uganda. END.