Government schools implementing Universal Secondary Education in Kampala have introduced the double shift to accommodate the increasing number of students.
The double shift arrangement was first embraced by Kitebi secondary school followed by Kololo and now Nateete Muslim High school has followed suite.
The head teacher, Nateete Muslim High School, Zulaika Nabukeera says that senior one students study in the morning while the senior two students report in the afternoon.
Nabukeera says the school is reaping benefits of running the double shift. She says the school is now relieved from providing meals to students because they get lunch at home.
She however says the high USE enrolment is exerting pressure on school facilities like toilets and library.
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The Universal Secondary Education Program was introduced three years ago. According to Nabukeera USE is promising but the Education ministry should double the money it's remitting to schools for each of the students.
Government remits 41,000 shillings per student to each of the USE schools, but Nabukeera says the cost of living is high. Additionally she says government should remit the USE funds to school in a lump some to enable them plan.
Nateete Muslim High school expects to admit 220 students this year for senior one while Kololo Secondary schools expects to admit 500.