Implementation of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme is under threat following the uncertainty surrounding the ownership of schools under the UPE programme.
Ann Galiwango, Kampala City Council's Director of Education services, says that impromptu school evictions have fueled a degree of uncertainty on the future of the UPE programme in Kampala City Council schools.
Galiwango says that some parents have been forced to withdraw their children from the program. She says that UPE enrollment at Shimoni demonstration primary school, dropped from 2, 300 pupils to 860 pupils after it was evicted from its premises on Nile avenue.
Equally affected by the land controversies is Bat valley primary school. The school's enrolment has dropped down to 1,000 pupils up from 3,000 pupils previously registered under the UPE program.
Galiwango says most of the parent's have decided to take their children to private schools.
Several schools like Arya primary school, Shimoni demonstration school, Kyaggwe road primary school and Mbuya army primary school have been taken over by investors.