Forty out of the 45 boarding schools in Hoima district are operating illegally.
Joseph Lubwama, the senior inspector of schools-Directorate of Education standards agency (E.S.A), says that only five of the 45 schools registered as boarding schools. The rest appear as day schools.
During an inspection in Hoima district, Lubwama says that he was surprised to find that the day schools had been transformed into Boarding schools without notifying the Education ministry.
Lubwama noted that it is illegal for any registered day school to operate boarding section. Such schools have been given up to January to clear their status.
Lubwama also says that only two out of the forty-five schools visited had standard dormitories with exit routes to help students in case of emergencies. Most schools still kept triple deckers, contrary to the new guidelines.
He implored the CAO's office,Police and that of Education in the district to enforce the ministry's recommendations on the standard safety guidelines.
Lubwama says government through the Education standards Agency (E.S.A), has disbursed 2.5 Billion shillings to assist boarding school inspections in 12 districts in the country.