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Amach Complex SS: Bishop Alfred Olwa commissions teachers’ housing, boys’ borehole 

(Last Updated On: 18 August 2023)

Lira | The new teachers’ housing facilities and a borehole for boys at Amach Complex Secondary School have officially been commissioned. 

The commissioning was done by the Rt. Rev. Prof. Alfred Olwa, the Bishop of the Diocese of Lango. The housing facility was an initiative started by the late Justice Ruby Opio Aweri.

On August 15, the Chief Guest, Bishop Olwa commissioned the newly constructed 6 rooms for teachers and a borehole for boys. He was accompanied by the school’s Board of Governors, members of the Parent-Teachers Association, staff and students. 

The school is found in Amach Town Council, Banya ward, Lira district.

While addressing the gathering, Prof. Olwa said the newly commissioned teachers’ quarters are a tool to motivate and bridge the gap of distance for teachers who come from far places. 

The man of God called upon the teaching staff of Amach Complex to wholeheartedly do their work diligently and desist from meaningless acts like strikes due to financial issues.

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“This is a big testimony from the goodness of God to us to have a beautiful residential house like this for teachers. You see, if the teacher sleeping in a nice house, the teacher comes to teach when he or she is motivated and happy. 

“But when you are sharing the house with cockroaches and bats and also coming from far, it is difficult and demoralizing,” said Olwa.

He also pledged to support the teachers in upgrading their performance by supporting the willing teachers back to school to develop and widen their knowledge base.

He also urged the teachers to be good role models and also aspire to inspire the learners to enhance academic performance.

According to the Headteacher George Okwee, the boy students have since been sharing a water point. They now have their clean water source. 

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Bishop Alfred Olwa pumps water from the new borehole. Photo by Nancy Atim.

To the students, Bishop Olwa urged them to stay away from drugs, alcohol and bad peer groups but instead concentrate on their books as well as live a prayerful life.

George Okwee thanked the staff, students, Board members and Bishop Olwa for the efforts put together in pulling up these two projects.

“We are now going to sit and conclude on the teachers who qualify to occupy the six rooms,” said Okwee.

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He also requested Bishop Olwa to continue praying for Amach Complex in their move to acquire a school bus.

Chairperson of Finance and Board of Governors’ member, George Ojwang Opota called upon the learners especially the candidates to fully concentrate on their books ahead of the exams. 

Meanwhile, Laury Lawrence Ocen, Chairperson of the Board of Governors challenged the Board to initiate a website for the school as a way of marketing and getting funders on board.

Amach Complex Secondary School is an  Anglican Church founded. It is currently government-aided as well. It has an enrollment of 981 students with 179 candidates in senior four while 24 are in senior six and a total of 56 teachers. 

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