Heavy winds blow off roof of Bumba island primary school

Heavy downpour with strong winds have caused the destruction of Bumba island primary school to the extent that a building housing two classrooms and an office were unroofed.

This has caused an outcry from the community given the rate of destruction which is beyond their financial capacity to rehabilitate. Bumba island primary school is among the seven government aided primary schools in Jaguzi sub county. The school has an enrollment of 690 pupils from primary one to primary seven who are all residents of Bumba parish.

Bumba primary school is the only school on the island serving the villages of Bukabambwe, Galilaya, Buyako Beach and Buyako village which form Bumba parish.

The lack of classrooms to accommodate the pupils is quite a challenge considering the reopening of schools in January 2022.