MP leads fundraising initiative

MUSOMA, MARA: ETARO Secondary School, based in Musoma Rural, has organised a fundraising event on Saturday with the goal of facilitating the construction of a high school with computer subjects.

Musoma Rural’s Member of Parliament (MP), Professor Sospeter Muhongo, told the ‘Daily News’ on that upon completion, the school will enable rural students and others across the country to acquire computer skills.

He mentioned that the Etaro Secondary School currently has a computer laboratory.

“25 computers have been installed at the school with financing from Northern Illinois University in the United States of America (USA). We thank the University for their support,” said Prof Muhongo, adding that Etaro Secondary is readying to admit Form Five students next year who will pursue subjects such as Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and other science-related combinations.

He noted that computer training at Etaro School has already begun this week, with lecturers from the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) being assigned to supervise the construction of the computer laboratory.

Prof Muhongo commended Etaro Secondary School’s Headmaster, M Jacob Joseph Chagavalve, and his fellow teachers for strengthening their friendship with the administrators of Northern Illinois University, who have sponsored the computer lab.

Furthermore, he stated that Etaro Secondary School has a biology laboratory. He also revealed that Chemistry and Physics Laboratories are currently under construction, with the two facilities expected to be completed on January 15 and March 1, respectively, next year (2024).

“The government has provided 30 million Tanzanian Shillings for the construction of the Chemistry Laboratory. We extend our thanks to the government,” Prof Muhongo expressed.

He shared that the secondary school has a total of 897 students, with 146 of them being Form Four students. Out of the 146 Form Four students, 20 are studying Physics, which is equivalent to 14 percent, while 41 are studying Chemistry, equivalent to 28 per cent.

Etaro Secondary School began operations in 2006 and serves four villages: Busamba, Etaro, Mmahare, and Rukuba Island in Kataro Ward.

Prof Muhongo welcomed all education stakeholders to support Etaro Secondary’s fundraising campaign and urged students to pursue science subjects.

“Let us establish all the necessary infrastructure for learning science subjects at our school. This will inspire students to become scientists,” Prof Muhongo stated.

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