NJERU — Eskom Uganda has handed over the renovated Njeru Primary School administration block to the school management in time for the school reopening to admit candidates.
The renovated block, which cost UGX 44 Million shillings is one of the several projects that Eskom has undertaken at the school whose history is linked to Nalubaale Power station since 1960.
The first school structures were located at the dam premises and were relocated to allow for construction of Owen Falls Dam then, since renamed Nalubaale.
While handing over the building, Thozama Gangi, Eskom Uganda Managing Director, reiterated the power generator’s commitment to improve the pupil’s learning environment. “I am pleased that we are handing over yet another project that will ensure our pupils study better. As Eskom Uganda we commit our continued support to this school which has produced some of our staff.”
In 2017, Eskom Uganda invested UGX 110 million in refurbishing the main classroom block which has led to a growth in pupil enrollment from 400 to over 600 currently.
The School Headmaster, Peter Olupot, said the school has become more competitive with Eskom’s support. “Our children’s performance has greatly improved since the last classroom project. We are thankful to Eskom for this long-term partnership. Thank you.”
Education is one of the programmes through which Eskom has invested with the goal of improving quality of communities where it operates.
Since 2003, Eskom has invested over UGX 7 billion (USD 1.9m) in communities with key focus areas of investments being in education, health, environment and sports.