Gov’t To Close 40 Schools Over Poor Standards

Gov’t To Close 40 Schools Over Poor Standards

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By Spy Reporter

Kasese, Uganda: At least 40 schools in Kasese municipality face closure because of allegedly failing to fulfill the minimum requirements set for all schools by the ministry of Education.

Most of the affected schools are private owned and Emmy Kayiiri, the Assistant Principal Education Officer Kasese Municipality, reveals that those facing closure  include; Kasese High School, Kasese Technical College, Semuliki Vocational School, Riham Junior School, Cranes model, Jerusalem High School and Highland Trust Primary school, plus several kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions that lack the basic requirements as laid out by the ministry.

Kayiiri said most of the schools have failed to obtain  operational licenses, build adequate infrastructure,  employ qualified staff, put in place firefighting equipment,  build enough classrooms and or dormitories, latrines, among other things.

Kayiiri noted that the schools have failed to meet the minimum requirements like obtaining operational licenses, building adequate infrastructure and employing qualified staff.  He said despite the several interactions he had held with the proprietors of the schools they have failed to make improvements.

 

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