Misanvu Nursery Teachers College now in sorry state

Thursday January 10 2019

The current state of Misanvu Nu

The current state of Misanvu Nursery Teachers College administrative block. The structures in the college have developed visible cracks on the walls and rusty iron sheets. Photo by Ivan Kimbowa. 

By MALIK FAHAD JJINGO & IVAN KIMBOWA

BUKOMANSIMBI- The administrators at Misanvu Nursery Teachers College are appealing to the Anglican Church to help them mobilise funds to revamp the college structures that are dilapidated.

All the college structures are visibly worn-out, with very old and rusty iron sheets and majority of the windows and door shutters broken.
The only nursery teachers’ college in greater Masaka has not had major renovations since its inception in 1984.

Ms Rebecca Kasule, the vice chairperson of the college’s governing board, said on Monday that they are aware of the danger they are facing but they cannot vacate the structures due to lack of alternative space.

According to Mr John Kavuma Eluka, the college principal, apart from the administration block, other buildings, including dormitories, need a facelift.
“We have started a campaign to mobilise funds to put up new classroom blocks, we hope this will bring all the stakeholders on board,” he said.

The college also lacks clean water and students trek long distances to fetch water.

Ms Fred Mutebi, the Bukomansimbi District Inspector of Schools, said since government was facing a challenge in running some primary teachers colleges, they decided to close some, including Misanvu PTC, but the church took over management since it was the only teachers college in the district.

On December 20, the college held its graduation. 60 students were awarded certificates in Nursery Teaching, while another 23 students received certificates in Child Care.

In 2000, government closed the institution citing lack of funds to facilitate its operations. However, given the significance of the institution in the area, it was taken over by the Anglican Church, which turned it into Misanvu Nursery Teachers College affiliated to Kyambogo University.
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